A new COVID-19 mass vaccination site is opening in Alexandria, Virginia, and officials said Tuesday it will be able to administer thousands of doses a day. The site, located at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue, is a joint partnership between Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Inova Health System, which is based in Falls Church. It’s slated to open by the end of March. “The headline for today is partnership and capacity,” Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson said at a Tuesday news conference.
As per wtop.com, “Wilson called the facility opening the “beginning of the end” for the coronavirus pandemic. It has the ability to vaccinate thousands of Alexandria and Fairfax County residents every day, officials said. “We have the capacity here to deliver at least 6,000 vaccinations every single day and the ability to expand to 12,000 a day if we make certain adjustments, which we will consider as we move forward,” said Dr. Stephen Jones, president and CEO of Inova Health System.”
According to wtop.com, “Chairman McKay mentioned it’s about 19,000 that Fairfax is getting,” Jones said. “I think the mayor said 3,000 that Alexandria is getting. Our hope is that that’ll come up a lot in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, our predictions on vaccine availability have not been particularly accurate nationwide. And so I think the answer will be, when we know the number, we’ll be able to deliver that number.” The new Inova Stonebridge Vaccination Center is just off the Beltway in Alexandria and is accessible by the Van Dorn Metro Station. A precise opening date was not specified.”