January 6, 2022
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Piedmont Health District Offers Pfizer Booster Shots for 12-15 Year Olds
Additional Vaccination Clinics Added in January
FARMVILLE, Va. – Effective immediately, the Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer Pfizer BioNTech booster shots for 12-15 year olds. Additionally, 5 to 11-year-old vaccine recipients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 28 days after the second dose.
Eligible recipient can receive the vaccine or booster at one of six vaccination clinics in the Piedmont Health District next week:
Monday, January 10 12 to 3 p.m. Buckingham County Public Library, 16266 N. James Madison Highway, Dillwyn
Wednesday, January 12 8 to 11 a.m. Victoria Railroad Park, 1403 Firehouse Rd., Victoria
Wednesday, January 12 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Journey Community Center, 19210 Patrick Henry Highway, Amelia Court House
Thursday, January 13 9 a.m. to noon Wayland Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, 730 Lunenburg County Rd,, Keysville
Thursday, January 13 2 to 5 p.m. Crewe Vol. Fire Department, 603 W. Virginia Avenue, Crewe
Friday, January 14 8:30 to 11 a.m. Cumberland Community Cares Food Distribution Center, 1550 Anderson Highway, Cumberland
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 Pfizer BioNTech booster vaccine can be obtained by anyone 12 and older at least five 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.
The Moderna or Johnson & Johnson booster vaccine 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.
“The Piedmont Health District is pleased to offer another layer of protection for our younger residents,” said Piedmont Health Director Maria Almond, MD, MPH. “We have seen an increase in cases due to holiday gatherings and the Omicron variant, so it’s more important than ever that everyone eligible for a vaccine or booster get it as soon as possible to keep their friends and loved ones safe and healthy in the new year.”
Walk-ins are welcome, but to make an appointment, visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov/ or 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 arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the appointment time.
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.
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