December 17, 2021
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Give the Gift of Health This Season: Rappahannock Area Health District Community Vaccination Center Open for Walk-ins and Appointments on Updated Holiday Schedule
(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) — As Virginians continue to gather for holidays and celebrations, the Rappahannock Area Health District’s Community Vaccination Center (CVC) is encouraging members of the community to give the gift of health this season by getting their COVID-19 vaccination or booster.
“The holidays are a season of remembering and spending time with those who we care for,” said Dr. Olugbenga O. Obasanjo, Health Director for the Rappahannock Area Health District. “The act of gift-giving symbolizes that care. Let us use this opportunity to give the greatest gift we can: ourselves – healthy, vibrant and protected. Getting our COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will help to ensure this wonderful gift!”
As the number of people who are vaccinated in the community increases, the risk of COVID-related illness, death and transmission decreases.
The vaccines and boosters are free and available to all Virginians age 5 and older. As of December 16, 2021, the Rappahannock Area Health District’s CVC has administered more than 22,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Rappahannock CVC in Central Park will be open for walk-ins and appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots throughout the end of the year on the following schedule:
- 19–22: Open regular hours 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- 23–27: Closed
- 28–29: Open regular hours 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- 30: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 31 – Jan. 2: Closed
- 3 and beyond: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
Vaccines Available at the Center
The CVC offers the following vaccines and boosters:
- First and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for people age 16 and older.
- First and second doses of the Moderna vaccines for people age 18 and older.
- Single doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people age 18 and older who are not recommended to receive a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
- Additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for people with weakened immune systems.
- Boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for people age 16 and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for people age 18 and older.
- First and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a vaccine booster can be given to individuals at least six months after the date of their second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or at least two months after the date of their single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- Walk-ins are welcome.
- The vaccines are free of charge, with no insurance required.
- No proof of immigration status or citizenship is required.
- A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years old.
The CVC is located at 1877 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, in the former Home Gallery store. Appointments are not required but are still available. They can be made online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 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.
For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.