Blog: VDH COVID-19 Update: Just 1,000 a day to reach goal by Friday – Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine An additional 3,139 individuals remain to be vaccinated. On June 7, 2021, an additional 1,058 individuals were vaccinated. If Vermont can vaccinate 1,000 at day, Governor Scott will remove all COVID mitigation restrictions by Friday. Some states like Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have already fully reopened despite lower vaccination numbers without any health repercussions.

Vermont ranks as the healthiest COVID state by any measure and number one in vaccinations. As for cases, the VDH reported today 13 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths, which remain at 256. A statistical analyysis by the Department of Financial Regulation estimates that the vaccines have saved 260 lives in Vermont.

Pace to Reach Step 4

An additional 3,139 individuals remain to be vaccinated. On June 7, 2021, an additional 1,058 individuals were vaccinated.

  • Reopening June 12 if about 750 Vermonters are vaccinated daily
  • Reopening June 11 if about 1,000 Vermonters are vaccinated daily
  • Reopening June 10 if about 1,500 Vermonters are vaccinated daily

COVID-19 Update

June 8, 2021

New or updated information is in red and bold

This update is now issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays

It is also available online at

Click the “Vermont COVID-19 Update” button

If your child is 12 or older, keep them safe and healthy by getting them vaccinated

Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, at Tuesday’s press conference urged parents and caregivers of children over age 12 to get them vaccinated so they can finish the school year strong.

Kids can “get back to their friends, sports, camps, and vacations — without having to worry about being exposed to the virus and having to quarantine — and can be protected for the beginning of the next school year,” Dr. Levine said.

Dr. Levine encouraged parents to seek out the Pfizer vaccine at your local pharmacy or walk-in clinics around the state, which can be found at

“I know the approval for this age group is more recent, but let me assure parents, caregivers, and these young Vermonters – clinical studies show the vaccines are safe and effective for 12- to 17-year-olds,” Dr. Levine said. “Any short-term side effects from the vaccine appear to be similar to what adults may experience. And we have the benefit of data from millions of adults that have now vaccinated.”  

“Simply put: We use vaccines to keep our children safe from so many diseases,” he said. “The COVID-19 vaccine is no different — it keeps them from getting sick from coronavirus. It means we don’t need to worry about the rare but real threat of a serious hospitalization, Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome or long COVID. And it means there is less chance of it spreading to others, including younger family members who can’t yet get vaccinated. Vaccines give them the immunity they need without the disease.”

More walk-in clinics for all ages are being added every day, including businesses, state parks, Jazz Fest and more! Learn where you can get a free vaccine near you without an appointment by visiting

Were you are one of the many people who saw our videos that showed real Vermonters talking about what they look forward to once they get vaccinated?

If not, or you just want to see them again (they’re good!), check out what your neighbors and fellow Vermonters have to say at our YouTube channel:

In addition to those and several starring Dr. Levine discussing vaccine safety and effectiveness, there are many more on a number of other important public health topics!

Vermont Forward Vaccination Data

As of 12 p.m. on June 8, 2021

Note: This data is used to measure progress toward the Vermont Forward goal of 80% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated. When that point is reached, state COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. Data is reported by the CDC and adjusted for duplicate reporting.





Percent of eligible Vermonters (12+) with at least one vaccine dose




Number of Vermonters needed to reach goal




Find Health Department vaccine data, including vaccination rates by county, age, sex, race and ethnicity, at the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on June 8, 2021

Data is updated daily.





New cases



(24,295 total)


Currently hospitalized




Hospitalized in ICU




Hospitalized under investigation




Percent Positive (7-day average)




People tested




Total tests




Total people recovered








Find more data on COVID-19 Activity

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