January 5, 2022
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Keep that New Year’s Resolution to Stay Healthy
Southside Health District Offering Three Weekly Options for COVID-19 Vaccination, Booster
BOYDTON, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District is offering three weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics in January to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to stay healthy.
The clinics are being offered on:
- Tuesdays Noon to 3 p.m. Halifax County Health Department,1030 Cowford Rd, Halifax
- Wednesdays Noon to 3 p.m. Brunswick County Conference Center, 100 Athletic Field, Lawrenceville
- Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mecklenburg County Health Department, 57 Madison St, Boydton
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.
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. A small number of walk-ins can be accommodated as supply and time allows.
The Pfizer BioNTech booster vaccine can be obtained by anyone 16 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 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.
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.
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. 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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