May 12, 2021
Media Contact: Brookie Crawford, public information officer, Central Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
Piedmont Health District to Open Mobile Vaccination Clinics
(FARMVILLE, Va.) — Beginning next week, the Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and other supporting partners, will begin to offer free COVID-19 vaccines in a series of smaller and more local clinics, primarily in rural and underserved areas where vaccine access can be challenging.
Details of dates, times and locations of these mobile clinics are being determined, and will be announced soon.
“These mobile clinics are designed to reach unvaccinated Virginians at times and places that are closer and more convenient,” said Dr. Sulola Adekoya, acting director of the Piedmont Health District.
These vendor-operated, mobile vaccination clinics will move from place to place, and will be capable of offering up to 250 vaccines per day, to support local health department efforts in the Piedmont Health District and across the state.
These mobile clinics will offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, thus eliminating the need for a mobile clinic to have to return to a particular area for second-dose shots. For more information about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please talk to your healthcare provider or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/05/JJInformation.pdf.
These clinic sites are being selected based on demonstrated needs, available data and local health district requests. Local health districts are working with local and state agency partners, to determine where the clinics will be held.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to all Virginians ages 18 and up. No registration needed. Walk-ins welcome.
To find a vaccination site near you, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or vaccinefinder.org. You can learn more about the vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.
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