January 18, 2022
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Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Chatham
CHATHAM, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is partnering with a local McDonalds restaurant to provide COVID-19 vaccinations this week. The event will be held Thursday, January 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Chatham McDonalds located at 13721 U.S. Highway 29 near the intersection of Tight Squeeze Road.
“Not only is this a convenient location for area residents, this partnership is a win-win for our community. The purpose of offering the vaccination clinics is to help protect our citizens from severe illness. In addition to the protection, the vaccines also reduce the risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Director of Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts Scott J. Spillmann, MD, MPH. “Thanks to the generosity of our restaurant partner, a card good for one free Combo Meal or one free Happy Meal will be given to every child and adult who comes to receive their vaccination.”
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. 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. 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 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.
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.
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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