December 7, 2021
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Celebrate the Holidays Safely, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine, Booster Today
Chesterfield Health Department Offers Vaccines, Boosters at Rockwood Vaccination Clinic
CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District encourages everyone to celebrate the holidays safely by getting their COVID-19 vaccination or booster this month at the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located in the Rockwood Shopping Center at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian.
“One of the most important things you can do to protect your health and to keep friends and loved ones safe this holiday season is to get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster,” said Chesterfield Health Director Alexander Samuel, MD, MPH. “We want everyone to be able to celebrate and travel safely over the holidays.”
The Rockwood CVC offers first, second, and additional primary COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. The Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are available for anyone 18 and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone 5 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.
The booster vaccine can be obtained by anyone 18 and older at least six months from the date of their second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine or at least two months from the date of their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
To make an appointment visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged, especially for children, to reduce wait times. Individuals with an appointment should plan to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the appointment time.
The experience of getting a COVID-19 vaccine will be very similar to the experience of getting routine vaccines. Parents can check out these tips on talking to their child about what to expect. For more about vaccinating children and teens, parents can visit the CDC website.
Individuals who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose may choose which vaccine product they would like to receive as a booster. For those individuals that choose a different product than their primary series, VDH urges you to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider who can assist you in making the best decision for your own situation.
If you are coming for your second, third or booster dose, please bring your vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received in previous doses.
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