Chesterfield Fire and EMS
Chesterfield County Information Systems Technology
March 11, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — During Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, county staff, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Chesterfield Health District, unveiled a new, robust COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard specific to Chesterfield County and the Chesterfield Health District that includes an estimated timeline to reach the county’s community vaccination goal of 75 percent. The dashboard can be found on the COVID-19 webpage.
“This vaccination dashboard is a game changer for our residents and health district,” said James Worsley, Ph.D., deputy county administrator for Human Services. “From the first day that COVID-19 vaccines became available, we have striven to be open and transparent about the vaccination process. Now, thanks to the hard work of county staff, this new dashboard will allow our residents to more easily understand Chesterfield-specific vaccination data as we move forward.”
The Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard uses data pulled directly from VDH daily and integrates the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center 2020 population estimates for Chesterfield and other localities in Virginia. The goal of the dashboard is to provide an interactive snapshot of the progress of vaccine distribution in the county and the number of residents who have been vaccinated. It also allows a side-by-side comparison between Chesterfield and other localities in the vaccination effort.
“Since receiving our first COVID-19 vaccine shipment from the state, we’ve worked as quickly as supply has allowed to inoculate those at highest risk for contracting the virus, mostly individuals serving in public safety and other essential services,” said Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Loy Senter. “As the county continues to partner with the health district in a larger role in the vaccination effort, residents can rely on this dashboard to provide an accurate, up-to-date look at the rollout results.”
This new tool maximizes the data the county already receives from VDH and publishes it in a way for better access and understanding by our residents.