December 3, 2021
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Stay Safe During the Holidays, Get Your COVID-19 Vaccination, Booster
Piedmont Health District Adds Four More Vaccination Clinics
BLACKSTONE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District encourages everyone to celebrate the holidays safely by getting their COVID-19 vaccination or booster this month. To help this effort, Piedmont Health District is hosting four additional vaccination clinics the week of December 13.
“As we approach the holiday season, it is important to continue protecting your health and to keep friends and loved ones safe during your travels and celebration,” said Piedmont Health Director Maria Almond, MD, MPH. “One of the most important things you can do is to get vaccinated or get your booster, if you are eligible.”
The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses at no cost to the public. The Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are available for anyone 18 and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone 5 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18. The clinic will be held:
- Monday, December 13 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Prince Edward Co Schools Feedmore Market, Fireman’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road, Farmville
- Wednesday, December 15 2 to 6 p.m. Journey Community Center, 19210 Patrick Henry Highway, Amelia Court House
- Wednesday, December 15 2 to 5:30 p.m. Municipal Building, 4800 Drakes Main St., Drakes Branch
- Friday, December 17 Noon to 3:30 p.m. Cardinal Homes, 525 Barnesville Highway, Wylliesburg
The Charlotte County clinics in Drakes Branch and Wylliesburg are walk-in only. The Farmville and Amelia Court House clinics encourage you to make an appointment to reduce wait time, but walk-ins are also welcome.
To make an appointment, visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov/. If you have any trouble registering or need additional assistance, please call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available in more than 100 languages. Individuals with an appointment should plan to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the appointment time.
The experience of getting a COVID-19 vaccine will be very similar to the experience of getting routine vaccines. Parents can check out these tips on talking to their child about what to expect. For more about vaccinating children and teens, parents can visit the CDC website.
The booster vaccines can be obtained by anyone 18 and older at least six months from the date of their second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine or at least two months from the date of their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose may choose which vaccine product they would like to receive as a booster. For those individuals that choose a different product than their primary series, VDH urges you to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider who can assist you in making the best decision for your own situation.
If you are coming for your second, third or booster dose, please bring your vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received in previous doses.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.
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