VDH COVID-19 Update: Get a shot and a creemee, EMS walk-in sites this weekend

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VDH COVID-19 Update: Get a shot and a creemee, EMS walk-in sites this weekend

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 5:02pm -- tim

COVID-19 Daily Update

May 20, 2021

New or updated information is in red and bold

This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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EMS stations statewide to host walk-in vaccination clinics this weekend

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) stations across Vermont will open their doors this weekend to host walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics. SEE SCHEDULE BELOW.

From May 21 to 23, the nearly 30 EMS sites will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people ages 18 and older. No appointment needed. And as a springtime bonus, people who get their shot will also get a coupon for a free creemee, thanks to Vermont Dairy Farmers and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets!

To find an EMS Week vaccination site near you, SEE BELOW or visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine. Thank you for protecting yourself, your loved ones and your community by getting vaccinated.

Learn more about getting a Creemee for a Shot!

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Vaccination now open to anyone visiting Vermont

As of today (May 20), Vermont has removed the residency requirement for vaccination. That means that anyone age 12 and older who is visiting Vermont can get vaccinated. You do not have to be a Vermont resident or a part-time resident.

Visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to find a clinic year you!

COVID-19 testing is important and available around the state

COVID-19 is a highly transmissible virus. Getting tested is not just the only way to know if you have the virus, it’s also how we protect our loved ones and our communities.

And if you have any symptom, no matter how mild, such as a headache, cough, fatigue or a runny nose, talk to your health care provider to get referred for testing. It’s also important to avoid going to work, school or other places until you receive a negative result.

Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can still have COVID-19 and not feel sick. If you don’t have symptoms and want to get tested, there are many test sites now available around the state. It’s free and easy!

Vaccine dashboard updated

The COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard has a new look and data that now includes 12- to 15-year-olds who recently became eligible to get a vaccine.

The dashboard features a new dial that uses CDC data to show the percentage of all Vermonters who have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine. This is the measure used in Vermont Forward, the state’s phased reopening plan.

In the “Age, Sex, Race, Ethnicity” tab, age groups by race are now broken into ages 12-30, 31-64, 65+, and Age 12+.

Note that all data with a gray header is Health Department data, while a blue header indicates CDC data. CDC includes some data not reported to the Vermont Department of Health.

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

As of 12 p.m. on May 20, 2021

Data is reported by the CDC and used to measure progress in the Vermont Forward Plan.

Data is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Description

 

Number

 

Percent of all Vermont residents with at least one vaccine dose

 

65.8%

 

Percent of all Vermont residents that has completed vaccination

 

48.4%

 

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

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on May 20, 2021

Data is updated daily.

Description

 

Number

 

New cases

 

33

(24,026 total)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

10

 

Hospitalized in ICU

 

3

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

0

 

Percent Positive (7-day average)

 

1.1%

 

People tested

 

390,605

 

Total tests

 

1,674,819

 

Total people recovered

 

22,338

 

Deaths

 

255

 

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

EMS Week Vaccination Sites

These clinics are walk-in only, and since they offer Johnson & Johnson vaccines, they are for people 18 and older. Extra bonus: creemee coupons are available for people who get their shot.

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