Piedmont Health District schedules COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Phase 1b individuals


Csaba Lengyel, President of the University of Szeged’s Szent-Gyorgyi Albert Clinic Center shows a vial of the vaccine against COVID-19 produced by Chinese Sinopharm at the university in Szeged, Hungary, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Tibor Rosta/MTI via AP)

FARMVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Piedmont Health District, which includes Charlotte County, is holding a closed “point of dispersing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday in Farmville.

According to health officials, the clinic is scheduled to take place at the Prince Edward Farmville Youth Sport Gymnasium at 2750 Layne Street on Friday, March 5.

This vaccination clinic is specifically for pre-registered individuals in Phase 1b.

COVID-19 vaccine is not available to the general public and this is not a public event. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

“Registration for this event is prioritized from our pre-registration waitlist for people at highest risk of contracting COVID-19, and of experiencing more serious effects of illness, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work quickly and efficiently to get the vaccine into the arms of our residents. We are planning additional vaccination events as quickly as possible.”

Dr. Sulola Adekoya, Acting Health Director for the Piedmont Health District

This POD is the first in a series of large vaccination events planned in the district.

Collaborative and ongoing efforts are continuing to vaccinate those who qualify under Phase 1a and 1b who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19, and most critical to healthcare, public safety and the essential functions of society and to reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on people already facing disparities.

To register, you must be eligible under the Phase 1a and 1b guidelines can pre-register online by clicking here or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

Vaccine demand is very high and supplies are very limited. Appointments could take weeks or even months. Once you are registered, you will be contacted as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Please do not pre-register multiple times. Doing so will delay or prevent others from getting a vaccine.

If you are attending the POD, you are being asked to continue to follow the three W’s: Wear a mask, Watch your distance by staying at least six feet apart, and Wash your hands.

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