Chesapeake Regional Vaccinates High Risk Members of the Community
CHESAPEAKE, Va— Today Chesapeake Regional Healthcare provided 1,100 COVID-19 vaccines to high risk community members in the phase 1b vaccination group. Qualifying Chesapeake City employees, police, fire fighters and Chesapeake residents at greatest risk were vaccinated at today’s event, held at The Mount Chesapeake’s Signet Center, 884 Bells Mill Road.
“We want to increase access to the vaccine for those who take care of the citizens of our city as well as the communities who are at greatest risk of dying from the COVID-19 virus, said Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare.
Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Daniel Carey, MD, MHCM and Janice Underwood, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the COVID-19 Equity Task Force stopped by to visit the clinic to offer their support of Chesapeake Regional’s efforts.
Dr. Nancy Welch, Director of the Chesapeake Health Department says, “This event is public health in action and an excellent representation of how organizations should work together toward preventing illness and encouraging healthy behaviors.”
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is committed to caring for its community. Since the COVID-19 vaccines became available in December, the organization has provided vaccines for over 9,000 health care workers and community members. Additionally, it continues to provide space on its Chesapeake campus where the Chesapeake Health Department and other physician groups in Chesapeake hold vaccination clinics.
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s flagship hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, is the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region. For more than 45 years, Chesapeake Regional has provided innovative, technologically advanced health care for the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The organization’s compassionate physicians and staff provide the community with a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art Neurosciences program and has one of the busiest emergency departments and maternity wards in the area. With more than 600 physicians on staff, Chesapeake Regional was built in 1976 to serve its community. Visit ChesapeakeRegional.com to learn more.