Regional vaccination clinic planned
The Lenowisco Health District will hold a Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 10.
This is an appointment-only event. Appointments will be offered, via phone and email, to those who are on the state pre-registration list. Eligible individuals are all those age 65 and older, ages 16 to 64 with underlying medical conditions and frontline essential workers in Group 1a, 1b, and 1c.
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one-dose vaccine,” said Dr. Karen Shelton, acting health district director. “We know that there are individuals who are interested in the one-dose vaccine, and those individuals should pre-register on the state waitlist.”
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is approved for those age 18 and older. Anyone with specific medical concerns or questions should consult their health care provider about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who are in quarantine or isolation for COVID-19 should wait until that condition resolves before scheduling an appointment. Those who have received monoclonal antibodies or plasma treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days should wait until the 90-day mark before scheduling an appointment. Those who have received another vaccine within the last 14 days should wait to schedule an appointment until the 14-day mark.
“Cases have decreased, but plateaued across the district, and we are very excited about expanding our vaccine efforts,” said Dr. Shelton. “We must continue to remain vigilant in maintaining social distancing, wearing face masks and washing our hands in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
To pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine at this and future events within the Lenowisco Health District, visit www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877/829-4682). For other questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine, contact the Virginia COVID Information Center at 1-877-VAX-INVA (1-877/829-4682).
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