Lord Fairfax Health District Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Luray VFW September 8, 2021

September 6, 2021

Media Contact: VDH Risk Communications Manager Lorrie Andrew-Spear, Lorrie.Andrew-Spear@vdh.virginia.gov

Lord Fairfax Health District Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Luray VFW September 8, 2021

(WASHINGTON, Va.)  — The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Luray Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hall Wednesday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“As the number of cases and hospitalizations from the Delta variant continues to rise, receiving the vaccine is still the best way to prevent COVID-19 illness, especially severe disease,” said Dr. Colin Greene of LFHD. “People who have been vaccinated have a lower risk of getting sick with COVID and spreading it to someone else.  In addition, even if a vaccinated person does become infected with COVID-19, that person is less likely to have the “long COVID” syndrome that drags on for weeks or months, and is much less likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID.  Finally, vaccinated persons do not have to quarantine, missing work or school, if they are exposed to COVID-19.”

This one-time clinic, located at 218 Veterans Lane, Luray, VA, will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 and older.

No appointments are needed and walk-ups are welcomed.  A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18. The COVID-19 vaccines are offered at no cost to the patient.  However, if you have insurance please bring your card.

Any individual who is sick or under isolation or quarantine must wait until after the isolation or quarantine period to receive the vaccine.

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines recommend continuing to wear a mask correctly, stay at least six feet from others outside of your household, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and wash your hands often.

Go to vaccines.gov or text your zip code to 438829 to find a vaccination site near you.  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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