February 24, 2021
Media Contact: Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, email@example.com
NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS 2ND DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY
(CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.) — The New River Health District will hold a second-dose vaccine clinic Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Radford University’s Dedmon Center, 101 University Drive in Radford. Parking will be on the river side of the parking lot. Signs will be posted to direct attendees to the site.
THIS CLINIC WILL OFFER SECOND DOSES OF MODERNA VACCINE ONLY TO THOSE WHO RECEIVED THEIR FIRST SHOT ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 29. A photo ID will be required, along with the CDC vaccination card given at the time of the first dose. Those who have misplaced their card can wait at the site to have their vaccine information confirmed, and receive a replacement card.
To get the second dose at this clinic, YOU MUST HAVE RECEIVED YOUR FIRST DOSE THROUGH A PHARMACY, MEDICAL PROVIDER OR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN THE NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT. The district includes Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford.
“Due to recent weather-related interruptions in vaccine supply, we are hosting this large event with more parking capacity, all the efficiencies of large scale event and the support of many local partners,” said Noelle Bissell, MD, director, New River Health District. “We strongly encourage those that are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity to get fully vaccinated.”
Those traveling to the Saturday clinic from Christiansburg should note that a portion of Radford Street at the intersection with Badger Street will be closed in both directions for 30 minutes around 11 a.m. on Saturday. It will be more convenient to take I-81 or another route to the Dedmon Center during this time.
For anyone who is eligible but cannot attend this Saturday’s clinic, the New River Health District will continue offering second doses each weekday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Church in Christiansburg. No appointment is needed, but please bring a photo ID and your CDC Vaccination Card.
For information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/.
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