VDH COVID-19 update: Nearly quarter-million vaccinated, 30+ sign up Monday

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VDH COVID-19 update: Nearly quarter-million vaccinated, 30+ sign up Monday

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 5:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Nearly a quarter million Vermonters have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Monday, April 12, Vermonters age 30 and older will be able to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The final group of 16+ can sign up starting April 19. Governor Scott has also suggested that, if vaccine supply holds up, even out-of-staters will be able to sign up in Vermont. The VDH is reporting today  145 new cases of COVID-19 with one more death for a statewide total of 231.

COVID-19 Daily Update

April 9, 2021

New or updated information is in red and bold

This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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Vermonters age 30 and older can make a vaccine appointment starting Monday

Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Monday, April 12, Vermonters age 30 and older will be able to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Going online to healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine is the fastest way to make an appointment, and there are enough slots at sites throughout Vermont for everyone who is eligible.

Click on the “Make an appointment” button to use the Health Department registration system. If you prefer to make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment through a participating pharmacy, you can find links on the same page to Kinney Drugs, CVS and Walgreens.

Anyone who is unable to make their appointment online, or who needs to speak with someone in a language other than English can call 855-722-7878.

Vaccination sites are available around the state, and people can choose a nearby location when making their appointment.

Vermont’s new travel guidance requires testing, but no quarantine

Discussing the state’s new travel guidance, now in effect, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, noted at Friday’s press conference that the CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated – especially now, when there are still high levels of virus spreading. But he urged anyone who does travel to or from Vermont to understand Vermont’s new policy.

“If you’re a visitor to Vermont, you’ll need to get tested three days before you come here. If the test is negative, you may come visit the state, armed with documentation of your negative result,” Dr. Levine said. Vermonter residents coming back to the state need to get tested in Vermont within three days of their return. Travelers’ return date counts as day zero.

While a quarantine period is no longer required for travel, Dr. Levine emphasized: “you should still be following the basic public health guidance.”

“That means if you have any symptoms, stay home and away from other people until you receive a negative test result,” he said. “Even if the test you got within the 3-day travel window was negative, if you start to not feel well, stay home and get another test. And of course, if and when you are out of state, abide by our universal guidance to stay safe and protected.”

“As the governor said Tuesday, we believe the testing strategy will be easy to follow with so much testing available to Vermonters, so we’ll see more compliance and catch cases a little earlier,” Dr. Levine said.

The new travel guidance is now available at healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine.

Dr. Levine also reminded students and families who may have school vacation coming up to review the new travel guidance and avoid large gatherings.

“Following the same basic prevention guidance is critical to a safe return to school afterward,” he said. “Help protect your family, your school and your community while virus spread is still high.”

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on April 9, 2021

Data is updated daily.

Description

 

Number

 

New cases

 

145

(20,815 total)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

23

 

Hospitalized in ICU

 

7

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

4

 

Percent Positive (7-day average)

 

2%

 

People tested

 

364,178

 

Total tests

 

1,413,947

 

Total people recovered

 

17,096

 

Deaths

 

231

 

Find more data on COVID-19 Activity athealthvermont.gov/currentactivity.

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

As of 12 p.m. on April 9, 2021

Data is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Description

 

Number

 

Total people who have received least one dose of vaccine

 

244,447
(44.6% of population)

 

Total people who have completed vaccination

 

156,257
(28.5% of population)

 

Find more vaccine data on the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard: healthvermont.gov/covid19-vaccine-data.

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