VDH COVID-19 Update: Vaccination sites abound

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VDH COVID-19 Update: Vaccination sites abound

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 4:59pm -- tim

COVID-19 Daily Update

May 27, 2021

New or updated information is in red and bold

This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend — and get vaccinated to enjoy each day after!

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can mark the unofficial start of summer this weekend by getting your shot!

Opportunities include tomorrow (Friday, May 28) at National Life, 1 National Life Dr., Montpelier from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome for the Pfizer vaccine, available to anyone age 12 and older.

Thunder Road is also hosting a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday, May 30.

As part of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone 18 and older in the main parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 61 Fisher Road in Barre.

Find a clinic near you for a fast and easy vaccine shot, visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine!

As Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD said earlier this week, the Health Department has shared guidance throughout this pandemic on what Vermonters needed to avoid when it comes to holiday gatherings.

But this Memorial Day weekend, as we pause to remember those who gave their lives, let’s also take time together to enjoy all those things we once again can do, thanks to the vaccine.

Being fully vaccinated means returning to the activities you looked forward to before the pandemic – getting together with friends and family, having a cookout, going to a farmers market, traveling, and more. We can enjoy these activities safely once again. Learn more from the CDC about When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.

And for anyone looking for summer safety tips, we still have plenty to share! From hot weather and sun safety to insects and water safety, you can find it at healthvermont.gov/summer-safety-tips.

Get that all important second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

If you do get a shot that requires two doses (Pfizer or Moderna), be sure to complete your vaccination by getting that second dose.

Getting both doses gives you the highest level of protection from COVID-19, and being fully vaccinated offers better protection against variants of the virus.

Visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to see the many easy and convenient options for getting your first or final vaccination. And remember to bring your vaccination card with you when you get your second dose!

Vermont Forward Vaccination Data

As of 12 p.m. on May 27, 2021

This data is used to measure progress toward the Vermont Forward goal of 80% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated, when COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. Data is reported by the CDC and adjusted for duplicate reporting.

Description

 

Number

 

Percent of eligible Vermonters (12+) with at least one vaccine dose

 

77.6%

 

Number of Vermonters needed to reach goal

 

13,474

 

Find Health Department vaccine data, including vaccination rates by county, age, sex, race and ethnicity, at the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:

healthvermont.gov/covid19-vaccine-data.

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on May 27, 2021

Data is updated daily.

Description

 

Number

 

New cases

 

22

(24,182 total)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

10

 

Hospitalized in ICU

 

3

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

0

 

Percent Positive (7-day average)

 

1.1%

 

People tested

 

393,211

 

Total tests

 

1,690,016

 

Total people recovered

 

22,780

 

Deaths

 

255

 

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

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