April 14, 2021
Media Contact: Christie Wills, Communications Officer, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD), firstname.lastname@example.org, 804-892-4060
Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts Vaccine Clinic on April 15 to Allow Walk-Up Registrations from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(ROANOKE, VA) – Due to sufficient supplies of COVID-19 vaccine, the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) invite any member of the general public to get vaccinated at the Berglund Center on Thursday, April 15. Registration is not necessary for this clinic. Walk-in doses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All previously scheduled clinic appointments will be honored at their scheduled time.
“To date, more than 170,000 first and second doses of vaccine have been administered in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts,” said Cynthia Morrow, MD, RCAHD health director. “Vaccine supplies into our district have increased significantly which allows the opportunity for people to get their vaccinations at our clinic without an appointment on Thursday.”
The Moderna vaccine will be offered. Anyone who is age 18 or older is eligible to receive vaccine.
Upcoming Clinic Openings:
In addition, in partnership with Carilion Clinic, a vaccination clinic this Saturday, April 17 will offer weekend appointments for residents to find convenient times to get a vaccine. (This is NOT a walk-up clinic.) The Pfizer vaccine will be offered. Anyone ages 16 or older is eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Minors ages 16 to 17 must come with a parent. Visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-vaccine/ to schedule an appointment.
Residents can visit vaccinate.virginia.gov for more information about vaccines, or may call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available, in more than 100 languages and TTY. Those using American Sign Language can reach the Vaccine Call Center by videophone or click the “ASL Now” button at vaccinate.virginia.gov.