Local Officials Slam Northam Administration’s COVID Vaccine Rollout

Shenandoah University's Wilkins Athletics & Event Center was transformed into a mass-vaccination site Jan. 12, 2021. Photo courtesy Shenandoah University

With Virginia lagging behind other states in getting residents vaccinated for COVID-19, officials in Hampton Roads, Fairfax County and Chesterfield County have gone straight to the governor with complaints and concerns about the process, which Chesterfield supervisors categorized as “totally defective” and Hampton Roads officials deemed “inconsistent,” saying it’s “causing confusion and frustration.”

“We need answers,” says a letter signed by Chesterfield’s five-person Board of Supervisors and sent to Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday. “What’s happening now is neither equitable nor fair to citizens or public employees, including teachers, who look to their local leaders to lead. We need action from you, as do the people who have entrusted us to do what’s best for the community.


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