Vaccine Stories


When Will Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Be Used Again in Virginia?

RICHMOND-Over a week after Virginia ceased using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, questions still remain.

In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, photo, a family walks their field in the Mennonite Valley of Lancaster County, Pa. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
COVID and the Amish: How the Plain Communities View the Pandemic

Pennsylvania health officials worked with the state's Plain populations at the beginning of the pandemic. The task is harder now that the vaccines are available.

Kristi and Jeff Mecikalski (Photo provided by family)
As She Grieves Her Father-in-Law, This Wisconsin Nurse Awaits Her Vaccine Dose

COVID-19 also sickened her husband, so Kristi Mecikalski is well aware of the value of getting immunized.

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Picking Up Speed: Vaccination Phase 1B Starts for Some Parts of Virginia

CHICKAHOMINY – Parts of Virginia are picking up the pace when it comes to vaccination.

a Black doctor talking to Black patients and building covid vaccine trust
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

The Vaccine is Safe, Fauci Says
‘It’s About Trust’: Fauci Answers Virginia Faith Leaders’ Vaccine Questions

RICHMOND – As of Friday, there were close to 90 million cases of COVID-19 across the world.

Emily Boucher, a nurse in Abingdon, became the first person in Virginia's Appalachian region to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of Ballad Health; Graphic by COURIER.
‘An Incredibly Hopeful Day’ : Ballad Distributes First Vaccine Batch in Abingdon

ABINGDON- The pandemic isn't over but Tuesday was a step in the right direction.