FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 3, 2021
Media Contact: Cheryle Rodriguez, public information officer
VDH Partners with Dollar General to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations at Select Stores
(RICHMOND, VA.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is partnering with Dollar General to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost at select store locations across the Commonwealth. The pilot vaccination program began Tuesday, November 2 and continues through Monday, November 22 on staggered days and times at participating locations.
“This partnership will add to the existing vaccination opportunities around the Commonwealth and serve to make vaccination more easily accessible to Virginians living in communities where there are vulnerable populations,” said COVID-19 Pharmacy Coordinator Alexis Page, PharmD, BCACP. “The vaccine is more than 99 percent effective, and vaccination is essential in stopping the spread of the virus.”
The vaccination clinics are intended for individuals 12 years and older who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are also available for those seeking their second or third doses or booster shots. Pediatric Pfizer vaccines for individuals 5-11 years of age will not be available during the initial roll-out of the pilot program.
“Dollar General’s footprint in Virginia provides an opportunity to offer residents convenient, local access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Andrea Coulter, Dollar General’s vice president of store operations. “Dollar General is committed to being a part of the solution to combat COVID-19 and provide greater access to those who are seeking the vaccine.”
Dollar General stores will offer COVID-19 vaccinations at the following participating locations. Dates and times of other locations will be announced at a later date.
- 2622 Courtland Road, South Prince George, Va. 23805
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 3-7 p.m. ET
- 502 W. Main Street, Stanley, Va. 22851
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2-6 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2-6 p.m. ET
- 3350 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, Va. 23513
Thursday, Nov. 4, 3-7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 10, noon-4 p.m.
For more information about which type of COVID-19 vaccine will be available and the days and times of the clinics, please call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). For a list of additional vaccination locations, please visit the VDH website. For information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the VDH Vaccination Response.