Several COVID vaccination clinics scheduled throughout southwest Virginia Saturday


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(WFXR) — Health officials plan to provide all three coronavirus vaccines — including some for children — at three different vaccination clinics in southwest Virginia on Saturday.


All three types of COVID-19 vaccines will be available for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Elk Creek Rescue Squad Building, according to the Mount Rogers Health District.

Walk-ins are welcome, you are encouraged to pre-register using the links below:


The Central Shenandoah Health District plans to host a free coronavirus vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Stonewall Ruritan Club in McDowell.

Health officials say all three COVID-19 vaccines are available for first, second, third, and booster doses.

The health district says that appointments are required for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 to receive a Pfizer vaccine. However, appointments are still recommended for anyone age 12 or older who wants to receive a vaccine.

To register for any of the vaccination appointments in McDowell on Saturday, follow the links below:


The Pittsylvania/Danville Health District will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association at 5551 Tom Fork Road in Ringgold.

“Getting our children vaccinated is a critical step to protecting them from COVID-19,” said director of the Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside Health Departments, Dr. Scott Spillmann. “It will allow them to return to normal activities. With a vaccination, our children can safely stay in school, visit family and friends, travel, and take part in extracurricular activities.”

You can register in advance by following the links below:

If you have any trouble registering or need additional assistance, call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).

Even though appointments are highly recommended for children vaccines to reduce wait time, health officials say walk-ins are also welcome.

If you do have an appointment, you are asked not to arrive more than 20 minutes ahead of your appointment time. In addition, anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a a parent or guardian.

Besides vaccinating younger children, the health district says the clinic will offer first, second, third, and booster doses at no cost to the public.

The Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are available for anyone 18 and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone five and older.

The booster vaccine can be obtained by eligible individuals at least six months from the date of your second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or at least two months from the date of your Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose, you are allowed to choose which vaccine to receive as a booster. If you want to receive a different vaccine than their primary dose(s), health officials urge you to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider.

If you are coming for your second, third or booster dose, you are asked to bring your vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received in previous doses.

You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, and answers to frequently asked questions from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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