Eastern Shore Health District

Eastern Shore Health District

Our mission is to prevent illness and disease, protect the environment, and promote optimal health and emergency preparedness for everyone on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We are people of the community, for the community.

Our vision is to drive Virginia's Eastern Shore to the peak of personal, environmental, and community health, setting an example for others to follow.

Virginia COVID Information Center and Testing Information

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
1-877-829-4682
COVID community testing is available!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 -  1 PM - 3 PM
Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA 23410
Heading south - turn right at stoplight at Parkway
Heading north - turn left at stoplight at Parkway
Go 0.25 miles and turn right at the ESCC rear entrance. Take your first right into the South parking lot to be tested. You will be tested and then turn right after leaving the parking lot and exit onto the highway.
Thursdays - 1 PM - 3 PM
Atlantic Community Health Center, 5219 Lankford Hwy., New Church, VA 23415
757-824-5676
Testing is also available at the locations below - click on the link to schedule your testing appointment.
CVS Pharmacy in Onley
Walgreens Pharmacy in Exmore

COVID Vaccine available in Eastern Shore Health District

Moderna and J & J vaccine available at Accomack County Health Department and Northampton County Health Department

Click on this link to register for an upcoming COVID clinic

Tuesdays -  October 12th and October 26th  - 3 PM until 6 PM -  Northampton County Health Dept., 7114 Lankford Hwy., Nassawadox, VA 23413

Wednesdays - 10 AM until 3 PM - Accomack County Health Dept., 23191 Front St., Accomac, VA 23301.

These are walk in clinics for anyone 18 years and older and no pre-registration or appointment is required. You will be registered when you arrive and vaccinated onsite. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Laird at Laurie.Laird@vdh.virginia.gov or call 757-787-5880.

For parents interested in having children 12 years old to 17 years old vaccinated, please contact any Eastern Shore Rural Health Center at the numbers below:

Atlantic Community Health Center - 757-824-5676

Chincoteague Community Health Center - 757-336-3682

Eastville Community Health Center - 757-331-1086

Onley Community Health Center - 757-787-7374

 

Local pharmacies currently providing COVID vaccine are listed below:

Walmart, Onley - register at walmart.com or through the Walmart App on your smartphone

Rayfield's Pharmacy, Cape Charles - register through healthmartcovidvaccine.com

Walgreens, Onley - register at walgreens.com, through the Walgreens App or call 757-787-7154

Walgreens, Exmore - register at walgreens.com, through the Walgreens App or call 757-442-8542

CVS, Onley - register at cvs.com or through the CVS App

 

 

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Eastern Shore Health District COVID Care Coordinator Laurie Laird with our Vaccinate Virginia photo backdrop! Come get your vaccine, and take a photo to share with your friends and family!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              April 2, 2021

Contact: Jon Richardson (757) 787-5880

       Eastern Shore Health District Will Expand COVID-19 Vaccination to Phase 2 Recipients

(Accomac, Va.) – Beginning Monday, April 5, the Virginia Department of Health’s Eastern Shore Health District (ESHD), in partnership with Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. (ESRHS) and Riverside Medical Group (Riverside), will open up COVID-19 vaccines to our entire Eastern Shore of VA population.

“We have vaccinated the vast majority of our Phase 1 population who have expressed interest in getting the vaccine.  We are excited to be able to open vaccine eligibility to our entire Shore community” said Chief Operating Officer Jon Richardson, of the Eastern Shore Health District.

For many weeks now, ESHD has been collaborating with our partners at Riverside and ESRHS to deliver vaccines to the Eastern Shore community. That work will continue as we strive to get vaccines administered as quickly and safely as possible. Please understand we do not get to “choose” which vaccine is sent to us.  All are effective and the best one is the one we have available.

If you are in Phase 2 (general population) and wish to receive a vaccine, please contact your primary care provider.  For those not having a primary care provider, Eastern Shore Rural Health will provide you a vaccine.  Please contact them directly to schedule your appointment.  If you were eligible under Phase 1, and wish to receive a vaccine, please contact the Health Department at 757-787-5880 and we will set you up with an appointment.

Receiving the vaccine for COVID-19 does not mean life goes back to pre-pandemic times but each vaccination gets us closer. It is still important to wear a mask, social distance and practice good hand hygiene. Even after receiving the vaccine, it will remain important to continue masking, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowded areas when in public spaces or when you are around others who have not been vaccinated.  Remember it takes 2 weeks after your last vaccination for the vaccine to become fully effective.

We sincerely appreciate the patience our community has exhibited as we worked to vaccinate those who are most susceptible to a negative health outcome and at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19.  We ask that you continue to be patient with us as we open vaccine eligibility to all; we are devoting every available resource to this effort and vaccine supply remains limited.

For more information about Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

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2 de Abril 2021

 El distrito de salud de la costa este ampliará la vacunación COVID-19 a los destinarios de la fase 2.

 (Accomac, Va) – A partir del lunes 5 de Abril, el Departamento de Salud de Virginia del Eastern Shore Health District, en asociación con el Sistema de salud Rural del Eastern Shore y Riverside grupo medico (Riverside), abrirá las vacunas COVID-19 a toda nuestra población del Eastern Shore de Va.

“Hemos vacunado a la gran mayoria de nuestra población de fase I que ha expresado interés en recibir la vacuna. Estamos entusiasmados de poder abrir la elegibilidad de la vacuna a toda nuestra comunidad del Shore” dijo el Director de Operaciones Jon Richardson del Distrito de salud del Eastern Shore.

Desde hace muchas semanas, ESHD ha estado colaborando con nuestro socios en Riverside y ESRHS para entregar vacunas a la comunidad del Eastern Shore. Ese trabajo continuará mientras nos esforzamos por administrar las vacunas de la manera más rápida y segura posible. Por favor, comprenda que no podemos elegir qué vacuna se nos envia. Todas son efectivas y la mejor es la que tenemos disponible.

Si se encuentra en la Fase 2 (población general) y desea recibir una vacuna, comuniquese con su proveedor de atención primaria. Para aquellos que no tienen un proveedor de atención primaria, el Eastern Shore Rural Health les proporcionará una vacuna. Comuniquese con el Departamento de salud al 757-787-5880 y le programaremos una cita.

Recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19 no significa que la vida se remonta a tiempos prepandémicos, pero cada vacuna nos acerca. Todavia es importante usar una máscara, distancia social y practicar una buena hygiene de manos. Incluso después de recibir la vacuna, seguirá siendo importante seguir enmascarando, manteniendo el distanciamiento social y evitando las áreas concurridas cuando se encuentre en espacios públicos o cuando esté cerca de otras personas que no han sido vacunadas. Recuerde que se necesitan 2 semanas después de su última vacuna para que la vacuna sea completamente efectiva.

Agradecemos sinceramente la paciencia que nuestra comunidad ha mostrado mientras trabajamos para vacunar a aquellos que son más susceptibles a un resultado de salud negativo y tienen mayor riesgo de exposición al COVID-19. Le pedimos que continúen siendo paciente con nosotros mientras abrimos la elegibilidad para la vacuna a todos; estamos dedicando todos los recursos disponibles a este esfuerzo y la oferta de vacunas sigue siendo limitada.

Para obtener más información sobre los esfuerzos de vacunación contra COVID-19 de Virginia, visite www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.

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Pou Distribisyon Imedya                                                                    2 Avril, 2021

Contact: Jon Richardson (757) 787-5880

 Eastern Shore Health District Ap Etann Vaksinasyon Covid-19 Pou Moun Nan Faz 2

(Accomac, Va.) – Apati Lendi 5 Avril, Eastern Shore Health District (ESHD) Virginia Department of Health la ap mete vaksen pou COVID-19 disponib pou tout popilasyon Eastern Shore VA a nan kolaborasyon yo genyen avèk Eastern Shore Rural Health System Inc. (ESRHS)  ak Riverside Medical Group (Riverside).

Jon Richardson, Ofisye an Chèf Operasyon  nan Eastern Shore Health District la di “ Nou rive bay pifò moun ki enterese pran vaksen an e ki fè pati Faz 1 popilasyon an vaksen an deja. Nou chofe pou nou anonse kounye a n ap ofri tout rès kominote a vaksen an.

Sa fè kèk semen, ESHD mete ansanm ak patnè nou nan Riverside ak  ESRHS pou distribye vaksen nan kominote Eastern Shore la. Travay sa ap kontinye toutpandan n ap fè gwo efò pou nou bay moun vaksen yo avèk tout swen ak vitès posib. Tanpri, nou vle w konprann ESHD pa ka “chwazi” ki vaksen yo voye ba nou pou n distribiye. Tout vaksen you efektif e pi bon an se sa ki disponib kounye a.

Si w fè pati dezyèm Faz la (popilasyon jeneral) e ou vle pran yon vaksen, tanpri kontakte doktè medikal prensipal ou (Primary Care Provider (PCP)). Si ou pa genyen yon PCP, Eastern Shore Rural Health kapab ba w yon vaksen. Kontakte yo dirèkteman pou w mete yon randevou. Si ou fè pati premye Faz la e ou vle pran yon vaksen, tanpri  rele Health Department lan nan 757-787-5880 e n ap aranje yon randevou pou ou.

Lè w pran vaksen pou Covid-19 la sa pa vle di lavi a ap retounen jan l te ye anvan pandemi a touswit, men chak moun ki pran vaksen an mete nou pi pre reyalite sa. Li toujou enpòtan pou nou mete mask pou kouvri nen nou ak bouch nou, kenbe distan ant youn ak lòt, e kontinye lave men nou souvan. Menm lè w fin pran vaksen an, li enpòtan anpil pou w kontinye fè bagay sa yo epi evite kote ki gen foul moun an piblik oubyen lè w toupre lòt moun ki pa vaksine. Sonje, sa pran 2 semèn aprè dènye dòz vaksen an pou vaksen an fè tout efè l.

Nou vrèman apresye pasyans kominote nou an te demontre pandan n’ap travay pou nou rive bay moun ki pi an danje pou yo malad anpil oubyen ki ekspoze plis a viris Covid-19 la vaksen an. Nou mande nou pou’n kontinye demontre pasyans anvèk nou pandan n’ap travay pou mete vaksen an disponib pou tout moun; nou itilize tout resous nou nan efò sa a men vaksen an toujou limite.

Pou plis enfòmasyon sou efò Virginia ap fè pou vaksinen moun pou COVID-19 la, ale sou  www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.

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