May 20, 2021
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Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Announce Mobile Vaccination Clinic Schedules and Locations
(ROANOKE, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health’s Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and other supporting partners, have announced the dates and locations of its first week of mobile vaccination clinics.
These mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines for those ages 18 and up in a series of smaller and more local clinics, primarily in rural and underserved areas where vaccine access can be challenging. They are designed to reach unvaccinated Virginians at times and places that are closer and more convenient.
The dates, times and locations of these mobile clinics are attached.
“As we continue to wind down our mass vaccination clinics, it is critical that we make sure that the COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone who wants it,” said Cynthia Morrow, M.D., director, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. “We are really excited to have this new resource for our community members to make it easier to get vaccinated at a time and place that is most convenient for them.”
These vendor-operated, mobile vaccination clinics will move from place to place to support local health department efforts in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts 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.
“We know that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective and safe. We have heard from many residents of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts that they prefer the convenience of a one-dose vaccine,” said Dr. Morrow.
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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Mobile Vaccination Clinics in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts
Saturday, May 22
8 a.m. to noon
East Salem Elementary School, 1765 Roanoke Blvd., Salem, VA 24153
Sunday, May 30
2 to 6 p.m.
Lewis-Gale Field at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium, 1004 Texas St., Salem, VA 24153
Tuesday, June 1
2 to 7 p.m.
Catawba Fire and Rescue Station #4, 5585 Catawba Hospital Drive, Catawba, VA 24070
Wednesday, June 2
2 to 7 p.m.
Bent Mountain Fire and Rescue Station, 9606 Bent Mountain Road, Bent Mountain, VA 24059
Thursday, June 3
2 to 4 p.m.
Salem City Farmers Market, 14 West Main St., Salem, VA 24153
Friday, June 4
4 to 8 p.m.
Valley View Staples, 4737 Valley View Blvd., NW, Roanoke, VA 24012