February 23, 2022
Media Contact: Christie Wills, Communications Officer, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD), firstname.lastname@example.org
Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts to Close COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center at Valley View Mall
(ROANOKE, Va.) – The Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) today announced that the final day of operation of the Valley View COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Valley View Mall will be on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
The upcoming hours for the Valley View CVC over the final days of operation are:
- Wednesday, February 23 through Saturday, February 26, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 1 through Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. A final Pet Therapy clinic (courtesy of the volunteers of TheraPets of Roanoke Valley) will be held at the center Saturday, February 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Moving forward, residents in the area can find a dose of vaccine at their local health department. To schedule a vaccine appointment at a pharmacy or other location, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov, or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (TTY users call 7-1-1) or our local COVID-19 hotline at 540-613-6597. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
The Virginia Department of Health Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) across the state have administered more than 330,000 COVID-19 vaccines since they opened in early October 2021. The Valley View Vaccination Center has provided almost 30,000 free doses of vaccine to the community. Over 90 percent of adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine with over 80 percent being fully vaccinated. To date, over 70 percent of all Virginians have been fully vaccinated with approximately 15.3 million doses of vaccine administered across the Commonwealth since vaccines became available.
Virginians who are unvaccinated remain at high risk of severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19. VDH recommends individuals who are 12 and older receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“The Valley View Vaccination Center has been an important resource in the ongoing effort to vaccinate our community. This site has provided a convenient location for residents across the region to get vaccinated, however we are confident that we are prepared to provide convenient locations for all residents who are seeking a COVID vaccine.” said Dr. Cynthia Morrow, RCAHD Health Director.