June 14, 2021
Media Contact: Brookie Crawford, public information officer, Central Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chesterfield Health District Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Center
(CHESTERFIELD, Va.) — Today, the Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District opened the Rockwood Vaccination Center in the former Big Lots store at Rockwood Shopping Center, 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian. This fixed vaccination clinic will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 and older and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 and older. No appointment are needed and walk-ups are welcomed.
“We are excited to offer this new opportunity to offer the COVID-19 vaccine four days a week at the Rockwood Shopping Center,” said Dr. Alexander Samuel, director of Chesterfield Health District. “We want to provide flex ible opportunities for those in our health district to get the COVID-19 vaccine.”
The Rockwood Vaccination Center will offer free COVID-19 vaccines Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
On Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m., the Rockwood Vaccination Center will serve as a free adolescent immunization clinic for rising seventh through 12th graders. During this time, the clinic will offer the Tdap, Meningococcal and HPV vaccines. A parent or guardian must accompany the adolescents. Please bring your immunization records with you. In addition, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for anyone 12 and older during the adolescent immunization clinic.
“We have shifted our health department operations toward providing the vaccine to populations who have traditionally had less access to health care,” Dr. Samuel said. “The Rockwood Vaccination Center gives us that opportunity, but it’s certainly open to anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. We also hope to use it to provide access to other vaccines in an effort to help parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year.”
To find a vaccination site near you, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or www.vaccines.gov/. You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.
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