ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) will offer several clinics in the near future to make it easier to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The clinics are a part of the White House’s national effort to have 70% of U.S. adults with at least one dose of vaccine by July 4.
According to health officials, walk-in doses of the vaccine are available at most RCAHD and pharmacy locations, although online pre-registration can speed up the check-in process.
“To date, more than 235,000 first and second doses of vaccine have been administered in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. We want as many people as possible protected against this deadly pandemic that has already claimed 495 lives in our health districts. To make it as convenient as possible for people to receive their free vaccine, we have worked with community partners to schedule multiple clinics each week for the next month in convenient, accessible spaces, especially in areas where access to vaccine may be more challenging for our residents.”Dr. Cynthia Morrow, director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts
There are two upcoming clinics within the RCAHD over the next few days:
- Friday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME, 2128 Melrose Avenue: This will be a Pfizer vaccine clinic for ages 12 and up to kick off the White House’s National Month of Action. The church will also provide free hotdogs and homemade chili as incentives for vaccination.
- Monday, June 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Villa Heights Community Center, 2750 Hoover Street NW: This will be a Pfizer vaccine clinic for ages 12 and up held in coordination with the Healthy NW Community Wellness Fair.
For a full list of clinic locations in the next few weeks, visit the RCAHD website.