March 9, 2021
Media Contact: Brookie Crawford, public information officer, Central Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
Piedmont Health District Holds Vaccination Clinic in Lunenburg County
(FARMVILLE, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, in cooperation with Lunenburg County, will conduct a closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, March 12 at the Central High School, 131 K-V Road, Victoria.
This POD is specifically for pre-registered individuals in Phase 1b; COVID-19 vaccine is not available to the general public and this clinic is not a public event. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
“We are excited to offer another vaccination opportunity for those individuals prioritized on our pre-registration waitlist at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19,” said Dr. Sulola Adekoya, acting health director for Piedmont Health District. “As vaccine supply increases, we will continue to add vaccination clinics to our schedule.”
This POD is one in a series of large vaccination events being planned in the health district. Collaborative and ongoing efforts are under way to vaccinate those in Phases 1a and 1b who are most at risk of falling ill with COVID-19, and most critical to healthcare, public safety and the essential functions of society and to reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on people already facing disparities.
Those eligible for vaccine in Phases 1a and 1b can pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). This ‘one-stop-shop’ website and call center allows individuals to pre-register online, check that they are pre-registered, and access additional information on Virginia’s vaccination roll-out.
We ask that everyone who attends the POD continue to follow the three Ws: Wear a mask, Watch your distance (stay at least six feet apart) and Wash your hands. We ask all who are to be vaccinated to please wear “vaccine ready” clothing to the extent feasible (with easy access to your upper arm) and that you arrive at your appointed time.
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A media tour of the POD, and an opportunity to capture videos and photos of the interior, will be offered Thursday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Interviews with selected agency representative(s) will be available at this time as well.
If you are interested in either a tour or interviews, please contact David Martin, Piedmont Health District emergency planner, at email@example.com by Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
To protect patient privacy, access inside the facility during the vaccination event on March 12 will not be available. You may respectfully approach attendees outside of the facility and talk to them there during the event, if they provide consent.