RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Governor Glenn Youngkin issued a public service announcement with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to encourage Virginiaians to get the vaccine as part of his COVID-19 action plan.
A statement from the governor’s office said: “Although Governor Youngkin does not believe in giving a mandate to the vaccine, he believes it is a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19.”
“I have always been a strong advocate for everyone getting the vaccine. We know that the vaccine is the best protection against serious illness caused by COVID-19. I have made the choice to be vaccinated and urge everyone to join me in doing so, but in the end it is a personal decision to do so, ”said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Following a heartbreaking pandemic, vaccination can ensure better days ahead for Virginia.”
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Governor Youngkins COVID-19 action plan includes re-prioritizing resources against vaccine training and outreach, including enhanced efforts in disproportionately unvaccinated communities, according to the Communication.
The plan also includes efforts to host additional COVID-19 vaccine events across the state and increase the number of mobile vaccine units serving rural areas. Currently, there are approximately 1,400 vaccine incidents across the Commonwealth.
To find a vaccine event near you, contact or check your website local health department; to schedule a vaccination appointment at a CVC, pharmacy or other place, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).