Virginia Department of Health to Open Community Vaccination Center for all COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Booster Sots
The Virginia Department of Health – Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines will be available at no cost by appointment or walk-in. This site will offer vaccines to individuals who need their first or second dose, those who are immunocompromised and need a third dose, and those who are eligible to receive a booster shot (Pfizer only).
Tysons Reporter – Organized by the Virginia Department of Health and operated by contractors AshBritt Inc. and IEM Health, the site “is being re-established to increase the number of high-throughput locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine across Virginia,” the county health department says.
Patch – The site will administer first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who are eligible at least six months after their last dose, and a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna for immunocompromised people. Anyone seeking a dose beyond the first dose should bring their vaccination card.
WRAL TechWire – Day Two also featured Madhu Beriwal, Founder and CEO of IEM, as the closing speaker. During her segment, she shared stories of her career in tech, the challenges she faced, and how she built the world’s largest female owned emergency management firm.
The Advocate – The local contract was awarded to a joint venture of AshBritt Inc. and IEM Health, a collaboration used across the region and country for vaccination rollouts. “AshBritt-IEM was chosen through State-issued Solicitation for Offer, or competitive bid, as the local contractor to work with the Clinton site,” Faciane said. “AshBritt-IEM has responded to disasters in Louisiana for many years, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005.”
Victoria Advocate – An infusion center that will provide antibody treatments for COVID-19 patients is opening in Victoria on Wednesday. The 10-bed facility will be able to treat about 30 to 40 patients a day. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Over the weekend, Ashbritt-IEM Health, a Florida-based private contractor, converted the vacant school building into a treatment facility with a call center, registration room and 10 chairs where patients will be treated by an on-site staff of five nurses and one doctor.
Sun Herald – “I started the antibody infusions back in November 2020, so once we got access to it, we have transitioned from the infusion clinic to an outpatient clinic to a floor in the hospital, and then we got really busy so we contracted with IEM to come in and be able to do everything that we were doing and give us our floor back in the hospital,” said Kristian Spear, nurse practitioner and advance practice manager at Memorial.
WLOX – The hospital hired IEM and their partner AshBritt Logistics to set up a massive infusion center at Memorial’s fitness center. Since August 31, the new center has taken some of the stress off of the hospital. “They gave us our hospital floor back,” said Spear. “Because we were taking up a whole floor of the hospital, and we have the capability here to do 200 patients a day while freeing up our staff to take care of patients in the hospital as well as give us space in the hospital.”
ABC 13 News Now – “The disaster declarations will help to cover those costs that the states are in are incurring during these events,” Zimmerman explained. “People will be able to get some assistance from FEMA,” she added. “Right now, it’s up to $36,000 per household.” That assistance can also be for crisis counseling, legal and unemployment assistance, just to name a few. It also offers public assistance which, “opens up the cost for such as debris removal, all the emergency protective measures that they have taken,” she said.
The New York Times – But the system built at a cost of more than $14 billion to protect New Orleans had worked, according to Elizabeth Zimmerman, who ran disaster operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the Obama administration.