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Vaccine coordinator says Virginia on track to meet President’s goal

Virginia's vaccine coordinator says the state is on track to meet President Biden's goal.
Virginia's vaccine coordinator says the state is on track to meet President Biden's goal.(WDBJ7)
Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 8:06 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia’s vaccine coordinator says the state is on track to meet President Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults with at least one dose by July 4.

In a briefing Friday afternoon, Dr. Danny Avula said about 41% of Virginians are fully vaccinated. 65% of adults 18 and older have had at least one dose.

“So, 343,000 adults would need a dose in-between now and July 4th to meet it,” Avula said during the call, “so that’s about 8,000 a day, and we have been tracking a good bit better than that.”

Avula said the state continues to try to remove barriers to vaccination, and make it as convenient as possible for those who haven’t been vaccinated.

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