Health District to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday in Shenandoah

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Vaccination Update
Page Valley News will have continuing coverage of the vaccination efforts in our community.

~ Press release issued by the Virginia Department of Health

SHENANDOAH — The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District is partnering with a local Dollar General store to provide COVID-19 vaccinations this week. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, January 21 at Dollar General, located at 727 Fourth St. in Shenandoah. 

The clinic will offer first, second, additional primary 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 5 and older. Additionally, 5 to 11-year-old vaccine recipients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 28 days after the second dose. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.

The Pfizer BioNTech booster vaccine can be obtained by anyone 12 and older at least five months from the  date of their second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine, or at least two months from  the date of their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The Moderna or Johnson & Johnson booster vaccine can be obtained by anyone 18 and older at least five  months from the date of their second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine, or at least two months from the date of their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Walk-ins are welcome, but to make an appointment, visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov/ or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available in more than 100 languages. Individuals with an appointment should arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the appointment time.

Individuals who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose may choose which vaccine product they would like to receive as a booster. For those individuals that choose a different product than their primary series, the Virginia Department of Health urges you to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider who can assist you in making the best decision for your own situation.

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

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website. 

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