April 22, 2021
Media Contact: Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, email@example.com
Get Your COVID-19 Vaccination at Upcoming Danville Clinics
(DANVILLE, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of local response partners, will hold vaccination clinics Friday and Saturday, to provide Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to everyone ages 18 and up. These vaccines are first doses only. They are completely free to the recipient, and you may self-schedule your appointment online. Those who pre-register and schedule in advance will be served more quickly, but walk-ins may register on-site and also are welcome at both locations.
On Friday, April 23, Averett University will host a clinic at Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center, 150 Mountain View Ave. in Danville, from 9 a.m. to noon. Two hundred doses are available. To schedule your appointment for this clinic, visit https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/reg/0012596569.
Parking for Pritchett Auditorium can be found along Mountain View Ave., at Alumni Hall or in the lower level parking lot located off of Woodland Drive.
On Saturday, April 24, Bible Way World Wide Church will host a clinic at 215 Grant St. in Danville, from 9 a.m. to noon. Two hundred fifty doses are available. To schedule your appointment for this clinic, visit https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/reg/0667251997.
“We have finally come to the point where sufficient quantities of COVID vaccines are available so that every eligible Virginian, age 16 and up, can be vaccinated,” said Scott J. Spillmann, MD, MPH, health director, Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside Health Districts. “Our communities are in a race against the variants and we face a continued risk of exposure and illness among our friends, co-workers and loved ones. If you still are deliberating about receiving a vaccine, please talk to someone you trust. For the sake of ourselves, our families and our communities, I urge everyone age 16 and up to be vaccinated. We know the vaccines are safe and effective in preventing illness, hospitalizations and deaths, and they are our best defense against this ongoing pandemic.”
“We continue to need volunteers to support our vaccination efforts, particularly those who are certified to give vaccines,” Dr. Spillmann continued. “Through the Medical Reserve Corps, anyone can volunteer to provide medical and non-medical support to help our communities recover from this pandemic.” For more information, visit www.vamrc.org.
These clinics are presented with cooperation and support from the Virginia Department of Health (Community Health Services and Office of Health Equity), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Danville and Pittsylvania County), Bible Way World Wide Church, The Health Equity Leadership Task Force, Sovah Health-Danville, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Averett University.
Thus far, nearly 24,000 vaccinations have been administered in Danville and more than 33,500 in Pittsylvania County.
For more information, or to register for a vaccine clinic, visit www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or call the COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available, in more than 100 languages.
For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.
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If you are interested in attending the clinic at Averett University April 23, please contact Matt Bell, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Averett University, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-334-8677.
If you are interested in attending the clinic at Bible Way World Wide Church April 24, please contact Robert Parker, Western Region Public Information Officer, Virginia Department of Health, at email@example.com.