VDH COVID-19 Update: Cases stay low, no deaths, get 'Chanjo'

COVID-19 Daily Update

April 22, 2021

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This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff learns about Vermont vaccine efforts in visit

As part of Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff’s visit to Burlington Wednesday to learn about vaccination efforts, our friends and partners at the Association of Africans Living in Vermont hosted a performance about vaccines.

On stage at the O.N.E. Community Center, AALV case manager and artist KeruBo and a member of the Health Department’s Health Equity Team, Ruth Baldasty, performed the original song “Chanjo” — Swahili for vaccine.

After the song, they spoke with Emhoff about the importance of reaching community and helping to address misinformation through music and creative outlets. Emhoff shared his appreciation for this work and how this aligns with the nationwide efforts to expand vaccine access. See a video of the conversation on AALV’s Facebook page. Watch the Chanjo music video here.

Emhoff also visited the Community Health Centers of Burlington, which held a clinic focused on vaccinating communities of color. The husband of Vice President Kamala Harris had the opportunity to speak with people who were getting vaccinated. He also met with state and local leaders and joined a roundtable discussion about vaccination in underserved communities.

Part-time Vermont residents, including out-of-state college students, can make vaccination appointments starting April 29

On April 29, vaccine registration will open to college students who are residents of another state and do not intend to stay in Vermont for the summer, as well as to people who live part of the year in Vermont. This opportunity will be based on the vaccine supply we receive from the federal government.

Visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to create an account and to get all the information you need to register starting April 29!

COVID-19 vaccine clinic available for members of the Abenaki community

Members of the Abenaki community are welcome to sign up for a clinic this Sunday, April 25, at the Abenaki Tribal Office in Swanton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can call 855-722-7878 and ask for the vaccine clinic at the Abenaki Tribal Office in Swanton. If you are unable to make it this Sunday, you can access any clinic run by the state or a BIPOC clinic in Burlington led by the Racial Justice Alliance, Vermont Professionals of Color, and other partners in Burlington.

Visit www.healthvermont.gov/myvaccine for more details on how to make an appointment.

Getting calls from the Health Department for a vaccine standby list

If you made an appointment through the state registration system that is three weeks or more away, you may get a call to ask if you are interested in being on the standby list.

The call may come from a Vermont number or may appear to come from another state. You will only need to answer “yes” or “no.” You will not be asked for your contact information or any other personal information since you are already in our system.

If you agree to be on the list, don’t cancel your existing appointment! It will be cancelled for you AFTER you receive the vaccination if you get called in as a standby. If you don’t get called in, keep your original appointment.

Please do not call the Health Department to be put on the standby list.

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on April 22, 2021

Data is updated daily.

Description   Number  
New cases  


(22,325 total)

Currently hospitalized   26  
Hospitalized in ICU   3  
Hospitalized under investigation   0  
Percent Positive (7-day average)   1.5%  
People tested   374,275  
Total tests   1,510,500  
Total people recovered   18,900  
Deaths   243  

Find more data on COVID-19 Activity at: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity.

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

As of 12 p.m. on April 22, 2021

Data is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Description   Number  
Total people who have received least one dose of vaccine   300,441
(54.9% of population)
Total people who have completed vaccination   206,211
(37.7% of population)

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

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