Records request related to COVID-19 vaccine doses

Rachana Pradhan filed this request with the Department of Health of Virginia.
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From: Rachana Pradhan


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

(1) any and all data on the number of wasted, spoiled or expired COVID-19 vaccine doses from 12/11/2020 to 01/26/2021 and (2) any and all data on the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered from 12/11/2020 to 01/26/2021.

Please note that I am a member of the news media as evidenced by my published work for Kaiser Health News at www.khn.org and this request is being made for news gathering purposes. Any questions should be routed to myself via email or by phone at 703-731-7918.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Rachana Pradhan

From: Department of Health

Dear Rachana Pradhan,

We apologize for the delay. This is in response to your FOIA request
originally submitted to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) dated
January 29, 2021.

You requested (1) any and all data on the number of wasted, spoiled or
expired COVID-19 vaccine doses from 12/11/2020 to 01/26/2021. The
documentation for COVID-19 vaccine waste reports as of February 17, 2021 is
presented below. It is important to note that the tool for reporting waste
is new and the data does not accurately reflect wastage
of COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia.

Survey Timestamp Date Facility Name Vaccine Type NDC Brand Name Number of
Doses Wastage Reason
2/8/2021 12:57 1/16/2021 Sovah Health Danville COVID 80777-0273-99 Moderna
10 Other: spoiled/expired
2/9/2021 10:36 2/8/2021 Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital COVID
59267-1000-02 Pfizer 5 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/10/2021 15:22 1/21/2021 Wythe County Health Department COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 1 Vaccine drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/11/2021 6:11 2/10/2021 Carroll County Health Department COVID
80777-0273-99 Moderna 1 Vaccine drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/12/2021 8:40 2/10/2021 The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 130 Other: spoiled/expired
2/12/2021 9:30 12/18/2020 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02
Pfizer 1 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/12/2021 9:31 12/21/2020 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02
Pfizer 2 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/12/2021 9:40 12/28/2020 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02
Pfizer 2 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/12/2021 9:42 12/30/2020 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 1 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:42 1/4/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 2 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:44 1/15/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 1 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:48 1/29/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 80777-0273-99 Moderna 5 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:49 1/8/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 3 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:49 1/11/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02
Pfizer 1 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/12/2021 9:50 1/13/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 2 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:51 1/25/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 2 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:53 1/27/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 1 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 9:53 2/5/2021 St. Mary's Hospital COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 2 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 11:37 1/4/2021 Richmond Community Hospital COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 1 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 11:39 1/7/2021 Richmond Community Hospital COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 11 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 11:40 1/14/2021 Richmond Community Hospital COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 2 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 11:43 2/4/2021 Richmond Community Hospital COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 2 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 12:53 12/30/2020 Riverside Walter Reed Hospital COVID
80777-0273-99 Moderna 2 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/12/2021 14:10 2/10/2021 Sentara Internal Medicine Kempsville COVID
80777-0273-99 Moderna 1 Vaccine drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/14/2021 11:56 2/12/2021 VCU Health System COVID 80777-0273-99 Moderna 3 Open
vial but all doses not administered
2/14/2021 20:48 1/14/2021 Petersburg Health Department COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 1 Vaccine drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/14/2021 20:57 1/23/2021 Petersburg Health Department COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 3 Broken vial/syringe
2/14/2021 21:04 2/6/2021 Petersburg Health Department COVID 59267-1000-02
Pfizer 6 Broken vial/syringe
2/15/2021 8:42 2/10/2021 CVFP Staunton River COVID 80777-0273-99 Moderna 1 Lost
or unaccounted for vaccine
2/15/2021 10:49 2/12/2021 Sentara Leigh Occ Hlth COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer
6 Broken vial/syringe
2/15/2021 12:58 2/15/2021 Centra Southside Community Hospital COVID
80777-0273-99 Moderna 7 Lost or unaccounted for vaccine
2/15/2021 13:55 2/11/2021 Henrico County Health District COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 1 Vaccine drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/15/2021 14:13 2/13/2021 The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 2 Lost or unaccounted for vaccine
2/15/2021 14:22 2/15/2021 The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
COVID 80777-0273-99 Moderna 4 Open vial but all doses not administered
2/16/2021 13:41 2/12/2021 Henrico HD COVID 59267-1000-02 Pfizer 2 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/16/2021 15:39 2/15/2021 VCU Health System COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 2 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/16/2021 18:47 2/16/2021 VCU Health System COVID 80777-0273-99
Moderna 4 Vaccine
drawn into syringe, but not administered
2/17/2021 8:16 2/16/2021 Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters COVID
59267-1000-02 Pfizer 3 Vaccine drawn into syringe, but not administered

You also requested (2) any and all data on the total number of COVID-19
vaccine doses administered from 12/11/2020 to 01/26/2021. Here is a link to
the doses administered by Provider type on the state open data platform:
https://data.virginia.gov/Government/VDH-COVID-19-PublicUseDataset-Vaccines-Provider-Re/nbf4-b5kf

This will link you to search results for other covid-19 related data:
https://data.virginia.gov/browse?q=covid&sortBy=relevance

VDH does not have any other documents that are responsive to your request.

Sincerely,

*Tristen Graves*
Public Relations Assistant

*Virginia Department of Health *
Office of Communications
Office of Emergency Medical Services
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
*Work: *(804) 888-9 <(804)%20888-9115>115
www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/

*The Office of EMS continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding the
spread of COVID-19. **For more information and updates on COVID-19 please
visit the link below:
**http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/coronavirus-2019-covid-19/
<http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/coronavirus-2019-covid-19/>.
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From: Rachana Pradhan

Thanks for your response. So, to clarify, the state has no record of wastage during the original timeframe requested?
Can you provide the exact date in which the state began tracking covid-19 vaccine wastage?

From: Alexandria Police Department

Your email has been received by the Virginia Department of Health Commissioner's Office.  This inbox is monitored Monday-Friday during regular business hours, excluding state holidays. Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response activities, we will make every effort to respond within 2 business days.  If you have a more urgent need, please call 804-864-7000.

From: Department of Health

Rachana Pradhan,

This is in response to your follow up inquiry submitted February 22, 2021.

Official guidance from CDC on how to report waste was provided on
December 30th. The REDCap survey to report waste was posted on January
29th.

Sincerely,

*Tristen Graves*Public Relations Assistant

*Virginia Department of Health *

Office of Communications
Office of Emergency Medical Services
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
*Work: *(804) 888-9 <(804)%20888-9115>115
www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/

*The Office of EMS continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding the
spread of COVID-19. **For more information and updates on COVID-19 please
visit the link below:
**http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/coronavirus-2019-covid-19/
<http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/coronavirus-2019-covid-19/>.
*

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customer experience survey to tell us how we're doing.*

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<https://twitter.com/virginiaems> YouTube
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From: Rachana Pradhan


Thanks so much for your help.

Sincerely,
Rachana Pradhan

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