March 9, 2021
Media Contact: Laura Lee Wight, public information officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Shenandoah Health District Will Post Available COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Online
(Staunton City, Augusta County, Va.) — On Sunday, March 7, the Central Shenandoah Health District started to offer appointment slots for COVID-19 vaccination clinics on the CSHD website. This is the beginning of a transition in the COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointment process for the health district. CSHD will continue to email and call pre-registered, eligible persons to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Any appointment slots that are not filled 24 hours prior to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic will then be posted on the CSHD website, www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-shenandoah/covid-19-vaccine-appointments/. The date, time, location and eligibility criteria for the clinic will be posted, as well as the scheduling link for individuals who meet the eligibility criteria to schedule an appointment.
The goal is to get vaccines into arms as quickly, efficiently and equitably as possible. “We hope that by offering vaccine opportunities on our website, our vaccination clinics will be more accessible to eligible community members,” said CSHD Health Director Dr. Laura Kornegay. The supply of COVID-19 vaccines increased significantly with the introduction of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week. With more vaccines available, the health district is able to offer more vaccine clinic appointments to the community.
CSHD residents should continue to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at www.Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). CSHD will give priority access to upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics to those who are pre-registered. The health district will email or call eligible persons who are in the Virginia Pre-Registration System, two to five days prior to a vaccine clinic. Unfilled appointment slots will then be posted on the CSHD website at noon the day prior to the clinic. Individuals who want to utilize these vaccine opportunities must meet the eligibility criteria for the clinics and should live or work in the CSHD. At this time, all CSHD COVID-19 vaccination clinics do not accept walk-in appointments. Individuals who wish to get vaccinated must make an appointment.
CSHD will continue to work with local healthcare partners to provide names of pre-registered individuals and essential workers who are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. All essential workers should pre-register at www.Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). CSHD will continue to offer invite-only clinics for Phase 1b essential workers and Phase 1a healthcare workers.
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