GRETNA, Va. (WFXR) — The Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic, which served as a vaccine hub for Pittsylvania County for the past two months, will shut down after its last vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 20.
The decision was made to close the clinic due to a decline in demand for vaccines, as well as more widespread access across the county.
“We were very pleased with the role the Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic played in providing so many of our residents the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Pittsylvania County Administrator David Smitherman. “We think that the clinic served its purpose in making vaccinations, from scheduling the appointment to actually getting the shot, convenient for people in Pittsylvania County.”
Approximately 1,500 vaccines were distributed at the clinic while it was open.
Pittsylvania County collaborated with the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District, the City of Danville, Averett University, and other partners to establish the former Foodland building in Gretna as the Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic.
“We appreciate the warm response from the Gretna area and appreciate the County arranging this site for us,” said Scott Spillmann, Director of the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District. “We had a very good response by the community. Moving forward will be administering all three vaccines in different ways that we hope are going to be even more convenient for the residents of Pittsylvania County.”
After agreeing to lease the facility for three months from FBGT, LLC for $30,000, Pittsylvania County has requested to terminate the lease a month early, which would save the county $10,000.
Even though the Gretna Clinic will be shutting down, vaccines are available in Pittsylvania County and other parts of the region. To find providers offering vaccines, use the VaccineFinder.