Gov., First Lady receive vaccine

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 19, 2021

Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam both received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Monday, March 15. Members of the Virginia National Guard administered the vaccinations as part of the first deployment of mobile vaccination teams starting this week.

“These vaccines are safe, effective and our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Northam said. “Virginia continues to scale up our vaccination capacity to match the increased vaccine supply we are receiving from the federal government each week. Pam and I are thrilled to do our part by getting vaccinated, and I hope every Virginian will do the same when their turn comes.”

Virginia is now administering nearly 53,000 doses per day on average, with more than 2.7 million doses given to date. Almost 1.8 million Virginians—21 percent of the population—have received at least one dose, and more than one million Virginians are fully vaccinated.

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Virginians are strongly encouraged to make sure they are pre-registered at, or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA, to ensure that the Virginia Department of Health has all the relevant information to reach out when individuals are eligible to schedule vaccination appointments.