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News release from the Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and other supporting partners, has announced the dates and locations of its first week of mobile vaccination clinics.
These mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines for those ages 18 and up in a series of smaller and more local clinics, primarily in rural and underserved areas where vaccine access can be challenging. They are designed to reach unvaccinated Virginians at times and places that are closer and more convenient.
The dates, times and locations of these mobile clinics are attached.
“We are proud to partner with VDEM, VDH, Elite and Greene Street, and are thankful for all our locality partners for supporting this endeavor,” said Scott Spillmann, M.D., M.P.H, director, Pittsylvania/Danville Health District. “It is but one of several strategies to help all our community members to receive the vaccine, but we consider this an important one. It is as close as we have been able to get so far to where people work, live, play and pray.”
These vendor-operated, mobile vaccination clinics will move from place to place to support local health department efforts in the Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and across the state.
These mobile clinics will offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, thus eliminating the need for a mobile clinic to have to return to a particular area for second-dose shots. For more information about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please talk to your healthcare provider or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/05/JJInformation.pdf.
“All three of the approved vaccines have received incredible scrutiny for safety and effectiveness, both scientifically and publically; J&J has received perhaps the greatest scrutiny of all,” said Dr. Spillmann. “It has an effectiveness of approximately 70 percent, it is considered safe for virtually everyone; and it requires only one dose. As with any immunization, should you have questions, please consult your personal healthcare provider first.”
To find a vaccination site near you, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or vaccinefinder.org. You can learn more about the vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.
Mobile Vaccination Clinics in the Pittsylvania/Danville Health District
Saturday, May 22
8 a.m. to noon
Farmers Market, Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, 19783 US-29, Chatham, VA 24531
3 to 7:30 p.m.
Cruise-In Car Show, Hargrave Boulevard and Main St., Chatham, VA 24531
Sunday, May 23
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 538 Central Blvd., Danville, VA 24541
Monday, May 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cascade Volunteer Fire Department, 5497 Cascade Road, Cascade, VA 24069
Wednesday, May 26
Laurel Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 2081 Laurel Grove Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594
Thursday, May 27
3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
JCPenney, 325 Piedmont Drive, Danville, VA 24540
Saturday, May 29
8 a.m. to noon
Community Market, 629 Craghead St., Danville, VA 24541