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COVID-19 patients keeping area ICUs busy

In a normal year, about five million people are admitted into hospital intensive care units, and on average, they are about two-thirds full, according to ... Read more

6 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Governor to ease restrictions on gatherings, announces new pharmacies for vaccines

Citing improving COVID-19 health metrics, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he would lift some restrictions on outdoor gatherings beginning March 1 as he also announced ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

vaccine inequity

Vaccine disparities emerge

By Stephen Faleski and Jimmy LaRoue Staff Writers Is the Western Tidewater Health District getting left behind in the race to vaccinate its residents?  While ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Multiple Authors.

State vaccine site goes live

The state’s new COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration website has gone live, allowing people to sign up online, check their status and get more information about the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

State health department to unveil vaccine pre-registration system

Facing mounting criticism over issues with state residents signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health plans to unveil a new statewide ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

No-fuss vaccinations

Health Department administers shots to 1,000 people SUFFOLK East End Baptist Church in Suffolk was the site of a mass COVID-19 vaccination event on Feb. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Cowles.

IW schools to extend COVID benefits

Isle of Wight County Schools will continue to provide paid leave for employees who are absent due to COVID-related issues. The paid leave was funded ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccination appointments fill quickly

Residents frustrated by process FRANKLIN Will Drewery, emergency manager for the Western Tidewater Health District, feels the pain that many regional residents have been experiencing ... Read more

1 month ago by Stephen Cowles.

Mass vaccination event planned next week

Residents of Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight and Southampton counties will be able to register beginning Thursday for a mass vaccination event next week. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Health district cancels appointments

First-dose vaccinations at two sites in the Western Tidewater Health District set for later this week have been canceled. District Emergency Manager Will Drewery said ... Read more

1 month ago by Tracy Agnew.

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