Pittsylvania-Danville Health District organizes COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Averett University


DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – The Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Averett University are teaming up on Saturday to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Danville.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) says the clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Averett University Student Center at 204 Woodland Drive.

The VDH says Saturday’s “point of dispensing” (POD) event is meant to give people age 12 and up the chance to receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J COVID-19 vaccine. However, attendees under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present.

“With the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are designed to reduce severe illness, hospitalization and death,” said Dr. Scott J. Spillmann, health director of the Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside Health Districts.

If you want to pre-register for your vaccination appointment on Saturday, either follow this link or call the Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 877-829-4682.

“We also ask that everyone who attends the POD continue to follow the three Ws: Wear a mask, Watch your distance (stay at least six feet apart) and Wash your hands,” Dr. Spillmann continued. “We will have areas for waiting at safe distances both before and after vaccination, and have arranged more private vaccination areas for those with special needs. We ask all who are to be vaccinated to please wear ‘vaccine ready’ clothing if possible (giving easy access to your upper arm) and that you arrive at your appointed time and bring the CDC vaccination card given to you with your first dose, or driver’s license or other documentation confirming your identity.”

If you have misplaced or lost your vaccination card, you can request a new record by clicking here.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and find answers to frequently asked questions on either the VDH’s website or the CDC’s website.

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