Dose of Readability: Western Tidewater Well being District anticipated to cease administering doses to individuals outdoors the district

PORTSMOUTH, VA. (WAVY) – Devonette T. contacted 10 On Your Side about vaccination issues.

She has two day care centers, one in Suffolk and one in Franklin. She said she had been trying to get herself and her staff vaccinated for about a month. However, she said it was a struggle to get an appointment.

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WAVY contacted William Drewery of the Western Tidewater Health Districtthat covers this region to find out why it may be having problems.

Drewery said when the vaccine rollout began, their system didn’t show where people were signing up from. He said people came all the way to Alexandria to get a shot.

“That’s the planning software [VAMS] is set up, ”he explained. “When we started there was no way to tell who was from where. We recognize this now and will correct it in the future. “

He said Thursday and Friday would be the last days Western Tidewater would stop vaccinating people outside of the district who had previously signed up.

Next week they will focus on vaccinating people only within the district. He said that should help get more shots into more arms.

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