DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Danville Comunity College (DCC) is teaming up with Piedmont Access to Health Services (PATHS), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and SOVAH Health to host a COVID-19 information session and vaccine clinic.
“We have a responsibility to educate beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Muriel Mickles, interim president of Danville Community College. “We hope to provide factual, non-biased information to our students, faculty, and staff and address their questions and concerns through an information session led by licensed healthcare professionals.”
The chief medical officer for SOVAH Health, Dr. Sheranda Gunn-Nolan will speak at the information session that is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 7 in the Student Center at DCC.
“There is a lot of misinformation circulating throughout our community regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and we want to address each of these concerns and hesitancies,” Gunn-Nolan said. “The FDA committed to giving the COVID-19 vaccinations priority (not rushed) review at all phases of the studies, and the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective while significantly decreasing the risk of hospitalization or death.”
After the information session, PATHS, SOVAH and VDH will hold a vaccination clinic.
“We’re so grateful for all of our collaborative partnerships,” said Shani Gaylord, director of community programs for PATHS. “Our PATHS team’s dedication to meet our community members where they are supports open dialog and provides answers to questions about COVID-19 and vaccinations. We take pride in providing quality healthcare and education and sharing accurate information so all people can make informed decisions. We will also be administering vaccines on-site in an effort to make the healthy choice the easy choice.”
Those who attend the information session will be entered to win raffle prizes and those who choose to get vaccinated will receive a complimentary gift card to Sheetz, Kickback Jack’s, Food Lion, or Cookout.
For more information and/or to register visit danville.edu or those who would like to register to receive the vaccine should call 434-791-4122 ext. 1004.
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