Vaccinate Virginia aired
Thursday, June 24, 2021
from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
8News partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Medical experts from across the state joined 8News for a virtual town hall on Thursday, June 24. The panelists answered your questions about vaccinations for teens and children and what to expect as the upcoming school year approaches.
MORE OF THE CONVERSATION
THE MEDICAL EXPERTS
- Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Director of Health, Fairfax County
- Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia Vaccine Coordinator
- Dr. Taison Bell, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Infectious Disease and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of Virginia
- Dr. Percita Ellis, Pediatrician, Rockbridge Area Health Center
- Rita McClenny, President and CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation
- Dr. Jose Munoz, Professor, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Pediatrics, Div. of Infectious Diseases
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
- Centers for Disease Control
- HealthyChildren.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Virginia Department of Education
- Virginia Department of Health
PREVIOUS TOWN HALLS
5/4/21: We answered your COVID-19 vaccine questions in our fourth town hall in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health. Hundreds of people watched on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, for the latest installment of Vaccinate Virginia, a town hall featuring medical experts from across the state hosted by anchor Juan Conde. The panelists provided answers to your COVID-19 vaccine distribution questions, dispelled myths and misinformation, offered guidance on health care and more. Watch the replay above and learn more about COVID-19 in Virginia in our previous town halls.
2/10/21: The big question we heard from people leading up to the February Town Hall was, “When will I be able to vaccinate myself and my family?” The Virginia Department of Health and medical experts from across the state partnered with 8News for a virtual town hall hosted by anchor Juan Conde to answer that questions. The panelists provided answers and direction on Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine, distribution, myths and misinformation, registration response, guidance on health care, financial, educational and outreach resources.
12/16/20: The Virginia Department of Health and medical experts from across the state joined 8News and anchor Juan Conde for a virtual town hall in December 2020 to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
4/21/20: 8News hosted a virtual town hall with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam; Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine; and Dr. Laurie Forlano, Deputy Commissioner of Population Health at Virginia Department of Health, in April 2020. Learn more
ONGOING COVERAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
- Virginia will not mandate COVID-19 vaccines in schools for employees or students – at least for now.
- A Tampa Bay hospital announced its first confirmed case of the new COVID-19 omicron variant on Tuesday.
- The bodies of two 40-year-olds and their children aged 10, 8 and 4 were found with gunshot wounds at their home.
- If only the rules of first come, first serve applied to naming new variants of COVID-19, as one restaurant in Wisconsin now shares a name with the virus's newest variant.
- A federal judge in Georgia on Tuesday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors across the country.
- The next time someone offers you a stick of gum, it may have nothing to do with your breath and everything to do with COVID-19.
- Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced positive results from a phase three trial of its plant-based coronavirus vaccine, the first inoculant of its kind to reach a stage to seek emergency approval.
- The United States will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday. Chinese officials have now vowed to meet this move with “firm countermeasures.”
- A Moroccan woman is stuck in Henrico after her home country shut its borders, fearing the new COVID-19 omicron variant.
- With the arrival of the holiday season and the announcement of the new COVID-19 omicron variant, where does every state in the United States stand with the coronavirus?