RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Gov. Ralph Northam is reminding residents of Virginia who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, to get one by participating in Tuesday’s “It’s Our Shot, Virginia: Statewide Day of Action.”
“I’m proud of Virginia’s vaccination progress, which has helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in our Commonwealth to the lowest level in over one year. Putting this pandemic behind us once and for all requires everyone doing their part – that means making sure you are informed, getting your free COVID-19 vaccine, and helping your friends, family members, and neighbors make a plan to get vaccinated.”Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA)
To participate in the program, Virginians are invited to:
- Get your shot and help others make a plan to get vaccinated.
- Getting a shot has never been easier—vaccines are readily available at many supermarket pharmacies, hospitals, doctor’s offices, local health department clinics, and state-run Community Vaccination Centers. To find a vaccine provider near you, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov, call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), or text your zip code to GETVAX (428829). Call center representatives are available from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All Virginia residents ages 12 and over are eligible to get vaccinated.
- Share your vaccination story on social media
- Become a COVID Community Ambassador
- Ambassadors will help share COVID-19 updates and materials from top experts and sources with their networks and in their local community. Sign up to become a COVID Community Ambassador here.
- Fight misinformation
- Do you want to get the facts and counter common vaccine myths? Do you want to better understand COVID-19 vaccines, how they are made, and why they work? Do you need help talking to your employees, loved ones, or family members about the vaccines? Even if you aren’t a COVID Community Ambassador, you can still share important information with your community by visiting the resource library and downloading the mythbusters toolkit here.
The West Piedmont Health District shared the following video in honor of statewide Day of Action supporting coronavirus vaccination.