Free COVID vaccination for ages 65-plus at PCHS Friday

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~ Press release issued by Virginia Department of Health

WINCHESTER — The Page County Health Department, through the Lord Fairfax Health District, will offer no-cost COVID vaccines to those 65 and older from:

9 a.m. to 1p.m. Friday, January 22

at Page County High School, 184 Panther Drive, Shenandoah, Va.

“With the continued outstanding collaboration of our community partners, we in the northern Shenandoah Valley have made substantial progress in Phase 1b of the COVID vaccination campaign,” said Lord Fairfax Health District Director Colin Greene. “This newest effort follows the Governor’s recent directive to ‘put shots in arms,’ and will offer vaccines to an area of the Health District distant from large healthcare facilities. It will complement the ongoing vaccine clinics conducted by Valley Health Systems at Page Memorial Hospital, and is part of a continuing series
of vaccine offerings through the winter and spring.”

This Point of Dispensing (POD) operation will be open to anyone age 65 and older, the people who are most at risk of death from COVID-19 disease. Those vaccinated at this event will be given directions on receiving their second vaccine as well.

To avoid overcrowding, LFHD requests that people stagger their arrival times based on the first letter of their last names:

• A to D should arrive at 9 a.m.;

• E to H at 10 a.m.;

• I to P at 11 a.m.;

• and Q to Z at noon.

Upon arrival, each person will be given a numbered registration sheet, and asked to remain warm in their car until their number is called.

To protect yourself and healthcare workers, please wear a cloth face covering or mask. Keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people at all times.

Everyone is encouraged to continue safe practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19: cloth face-coverings or masks, distancing, washing hands well and often, and avoiding gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine.

The Lord Fairfax Health District serves residents in the city of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties. For more information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/.

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2 Comments

  1. I participated in the Covid vaccine clinic at PCHS on Friday, January 22 and have to give be kudos to the Page County Sheriff’s Department for the efficient way they handled the enormous number of cars and people who came to be vaccinated!! Great job!!

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