VDH COVID-19 update: Every adult can now get vaccinated in Vermont

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VDH COVID-19 update: Every adult can now get vaccinated in Vermont

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 5:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Every Vermont adult 16 years and up can now register to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Already 52 percent of the state's adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. The VDH also is reporting today that there have been no COVID-related deaths since last week, which are holding at 242. There were 93 cases of the novel coronavirus reported today.

COVID-19 Daily Update

April 19, 2021

New or updated information is in red and bold

This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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All Vermonters age 16 and older now eligible for vaccination!

Vermont opened vaccine eligibility for its remaining age group Monday, allowing all Vermonters age 16 and older to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments had opened to Vermonters age 16-18 on Saturday. From Saturday through Monday, more than 18,000 people made appointments to be vaccinated.

In fact, more than 52% of Vermonters age 16 and older have now received at least one dose of vaccine and 35% are fully vaccinated.

If you haven’t yet made your appointment, visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to make one today!

Dr. Levine addresses common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in new video

“As a physician, fundamentally, science is everything,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD in a new Health Department video. In his uniquely plain-spoken and relatable manner, Dr. Levine address common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including side effects, safety, and his reasons for getting vaccinated.

Dashboard will not be updated on Tuesday

Due to an update to the data system taking place today, the COVID-19 Dashboard will not be updated on Tuesday, April 20. The dashboard will still be accessible. Current figures, including a summary of the skipped day, will be provided again on Wednesday.

Information about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause available in multiple languages

Visit our Multilingual Resources web page to find new videos about the pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, created by the Multilingual Task Force. Written materials are also available in Spanish.

The videos are available in Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, French, Kirundi, Maay Maay, Nepali, Somali, Swahili, and Vietnamese. They are also available on the Multilingual Task Force’s YouTube page.

Feel free to share with community partners who may find them useful!

Who are those hard-working public health staff working to respond to the pandemic? Meet them!

In January 2020, the Health Department activated its Health Operations Center to address an emerging concern that would become the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, hundreds of Health staff — with support from our state and community partners — have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep Vermonters safe, supported, and informed.

Visit our newest web page to meet some of the state’s public health heroes who have shown exemplary service to their teams and Vermonters during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many, many more staff members who have quietly given everything they have to this response every day. We wish we could recognize them all!

To all Vermonters from your Health Department staff – thank you for the sacrifices you have made this past year. We here for you and in this with you.

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on April 19, 2021

Data is updated daily.

NOTE: Due to a system upgrade, the dashboard will not be updated on Tuesday, April 20.

Description

 

Number

 

New cases

 

93

(22,112 total)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

28

 

Hospitalized in ICU

 

5

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

1

 

Percent Positive (7-day average)

 

1.6%

 

People tested

 

372,262

 

Total tests

 

1,491,688

 

Total people recovered

 

18,470

 

Deaths

 

242

 

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

As of 12 p.m. on April 19, 2021

Data is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Description

 

Number

 

Total people who have received least one dose of vaccine

 

284,748
(52% of population)

 

Total people who have completed vaccination

 

190,364
(34.8% of population)

 

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

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