March 7, 2021
Media Contact: Brookie Crawford, public information officer, Central Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walmart to Host Vaccination Clinic in the Piedmont Health District for Individuals in Phase 1b
(FARMVILLE, Va.) — Walmart, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, will conduct closed COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 at an off-site location at 2750 Layne Street, Farmville.
These clinics are specifically for pre-registered individuals in Phase 1b; the COVID-19 vaccine is not available to the general public and these clinics are not public events. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
“We are pleased to partner with Walmart to offer another avenue to vaccinate those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19,” said Dr. Sulola Adekoya, acting health director for Piedmont Health District. “Our pharmacy partners are a great addition to VDH’s efforts to quickly and efficiently get the vaccine into the arms of our residents.”
Walmart is coordinating with Piedmont Health District to call individuals on the pre-registration list and schedule appointments for vaccination. Please do respond to the phone calls. This event will serve residents from the various counties in the Piedmont Health District.
The call center will call individuals who have pre-registered through their local health department or the state’s vaccine registration system beginning Monday, March 7 to schedule the vaccination appointments. Please make sure you answer you phone.
Those eligible for vaccine in Phases 1a and 1b can pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. 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.
Walmart is one of eight pharmacy partners in Virginia participating in the federal pharmacy program. Walmart is holding similar events this week in Loudoun, Lynchburg and Richmond.
Walmart will administer approximately 1,200 doses of Pfizer vaccine. Walmart will return to these sites in three weeks to administer the second doses on Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1. The second dose will be at the same time in three weeks. Individuals will be reminded of the second dose appointment when they show up for their first dose and may receive a second dose reminder via email.
In the meantime, it is important to remain vigilant in COVID-19 prevention. Continue to protect yourself and others: cover your mouth and nose with a mask, wash your hands often and well, stay at least six feet away from others, avoid gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household and get a flu shot.
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