April 12, 2021
Media Contact: Breanne Forbes Hubbard, population health manager, Breanne.firstname.lastname@example.org, 276-759-8297
Mount Rogers Health District to Hold Johnson & Johnson Mass Vaccination Clinic
(Marion, Va.) — The Mount Rogers Health District will hold a 1,000-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic Saturday, April 17 at the Marion Senior High School in Marion.
This is an appointment-only event, and all individuals age 18 and older are eligible. Appointments can be scheduled at https://cw2-virginia-production.herokuapp.com/reg/3285910062 (morning appointments) and https://cw2-virginia-production.herokuapp.com/reg/0830621509 (afternoon appointments).
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is in high demand in our district, and we are so happy to be able to vaccinate 1,000 people on Saturday,” said Dr. Karen Shelton, health director.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is approved for those 18 and older. Those with specific medical concerns or questions should consult their health care provider about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who are in quarantine or isolation for COVID-19 should wait until that condition resolves before scheduling an appointment. Those who have received monoclonal antibodies or plasma treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days should wait until the 90-day mark before scheduling an appointment. Those who have received another vaccine within the last 14 days should wait to schedule an appointment until the 14-day mark.
“We have seen an upward trend in cases across the district and know that vaccination is a critical part of our urgent efforts to stop the spread of disease in our community,” said Dr. Shelton. “We must continue to remain vigilant in maintaining social distancing, wearing face masks and washing our hands in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine. For details on COVID-19 vaccination in Mount Rogers Health District, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/mount-rogers/.
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