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Data: Many parents still uncertain about vaccines for young

It appears that a fair number of parents of young children in Arlington are still on the fence about the sensibility of inoculating their offspring against COVID. In the most recent (March 28) data put out by the county government,...

Several local vaccination sites wrapping up, shutting down

Two public COVID-19 vaccination sites located in Northern Virginia shopping malls are scheduled to close in coming days. The Virginia Department of Health’s Community Vaccination Center, in the former Lord & Taylor store in Tysons Corner, will close at 4...

Arlington’s vaccinate-or-you’re-fired policy set to begin

Upwards of 100 or more Arlington government employees could be at risk of summary dismissal under the government’s newly imposed vaccinate-or-else policy. County Manager Mark Schwartz on Jan. 25 said that 94 percent of all government staff who fell under...

Arlington leader: More people need to get ‘boosted’

A good number of Arlington residents seem to be turning a blind eye and/or deaf ear to governmental drumbeats for COVID booster shots. Only one in three adults in the county has receive the extra shots, County Manager Mark Schwartz...

Health leaders gear up to vaccinate 5-to-11-year-olds

Arlington’s public-health director is asking the community not to put the cart before the horse when it comes to the rollout of COVID vaccines for those ages 5 to 11. Pfizer expects to have its vaccination approved for use in...

Vaccination rates still lagging among 20-to-30-years-olds

The 20-to-29 age group remains most resistant to obtaining COVID vaccinations in Arlington, according to new data, although the gap between that younger group and other age categories is shrinking. Just over 68 percent of those between 20 and 29...

Editorial: On the way to becoming East Germany?

Information came over the e-mail transom last week from the Northern Virginia (née Fairfax County) Chamber of Commerce, that to attend its events in the future, one will have to provide proof of COVID vaccination. One guesses this will become...

Editor’s Notebook: Youngkin better up his game, pronto

Let’s face it: The television and social-media advertising of both candidates for Virginia governor leaves much to be desired. But in this case, that’s an advantage for Terry McAuliffe, because he’s the known quantity. For Republican Glenn Youngkin, the question...

Arlington government presses workforce to get vaccinated

There will be exceptions made, but the Arlington County government is attempting to increase vaccination rates among its employees, contractors, interns and volunteers by imposing the equivalent of a vaccine mandate on them. County officials announced Aug. 12 that its...

Va. vaccination rate currently running ahead of U.S.

The statistics will bob and weave up and down, but a new point-in-time survey says Virginia ranks 15th among the 50 states, and highest in the southeastern U.S., in the percentage of its eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID. A...
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