Free Moderna vaccination clinics scheduled in Danville for Friday, Saturday

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday and Saturday, the Pittsylvania/Danville Health District — with the support of local response partners — will hold first-dose Moderna vaccination clinics in Danville for anyone ages 18 and up.

Not only are these vaccination clinics free for the recipient, but if you pre-register and schedule an appointment in advance, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) says you will be served more quickly. However, walk-ins are still welcome to register on-site at both locations.

Averett University will host a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 23 at Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center, which is located at 150 Mountain View Avenue. Two hundred doses will be available at Friday’s clinic, so click here to schedule an appointment.

You can find parking for Pritchett Auditorium along Mountain View Avenue, at Alumni Hall, or in the lower level parking lot off Woodland Drive.

From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24, Bible Way World Wide Church will have 250 doses available at a clinic at 215 Grant Street. If you want to schedule your appointment for Saturday’s clinic, follow this link.

“We have finally come to the point where sufficient quantities of COVID vaccines are available so that every eligible Virginian, age 16 and up, can be vaccinated,” said Dr. Scott J. Spillmann, health director of the Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside Health Districts. “Our communities are in a race against the variants and we face a continued risk of exposure and illness among our friends, co-workers and loved ones. If you still are deliberating about receiving a vaccine, please talk to someone you trust. For the sake of ourselves, our families and our communities, I urge everyone age 16 and up to be vaccinated. We know the vaccines are safe and effective in preventing illness, hospitalizations and deaths, and they are our best defense against this ongoing pandemic.”

Officials say these clinics are presented through cooperation and support from the VDH (Community Health Services and Office of Health Equity), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Danville and Pittsylvania County), Bible Way World Wide Church, the Health Equity Leadership Task Force, Sovah Health-Danville, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Averett University.

“We continue to need volunteers to support our vaccination efforts, particularly those who are certified to give vaccines,” Dr. Spillmann continued. “Through the Medical Reserve Corps, anyone can volunteer to provide medical and non-medical support to help our communities recover from this pandemic.”

As of Thursday, April 22, the VDH says nearly 24,000 vaccinations have been administered in Danville while more than 33,500 have been administered in Pittsylvania County.

For more information about the vaccine or to register for a vaccine clinic, visit www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or call the COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).

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