ALEXANDRIA, VA-Earlier today, President Joseph R. Biden visited a pop-up vaccination clinic at Virginia Theological Seminary hosted by Neighborhood Health. On a tour of the site in Immanuel Chapel, the president spoke with staff and patients.
He has moved up the deadline to expand vaccine eligibility to April 19.
In remarks later in the day at the White House, Biden spoke of the importance of remaining vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. While more shots are getting into arms every day – the U.S. is the first country to fully vaccinate 62 million people – he stressed that the virus is not behind us.
“New variants of the virus are spreading and they’re moving quickly,” the president said. “Even at the current rate, we are not halfway through vaccinating 300 million Americans.”
Neighborhood Health is focused on increasing vaccine equity. It has set up seven vaccination sites in areas accessible to underserved communities in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County. These sites are located in churches, community centers, and retail areas. Their vaccine program is not open to the general public. Instead, it is focused on its low-income patient population as well as individuals referred from approximately 100 partner organizations.