VDH expands free COVID-19 testing in the LFHD

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An email from Lorrie Andrew-Spear of the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Communications Office announced the expansion of COVID-19 testing.

The Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) will now have free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday in February including today Feb. 2.

The clinics will be held each Wed. at the Warren County Health and Human Services Complex at 465 W. 15 Street Front Royal from 1 until 3 p.m..

Enter the clinic on the gymnasium side of the building wearing your mask and have a photo identification with you.

There is no registration required for the clinic and it is on a first come first served basis.

The clinics are for anyone 2 years of age and over.

All those under the age 18 are required to have a parent or guardian with them.

Walk ups will be accepted.

This is the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test with results relayed in as few as three days.

No rapid test will be available at these clinics.

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Dr. Feit of Valley Health urges vaccinations

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With the new outbreaks of COVID-19 and the variants getting vaccinated is more important than ever.

Dr. Jeffery Feit of Valley Health spoke with Janet Michael on the Valley Today dispelling many of the myths of the vaccine and why it’s important to get vaccinated.

Find the podcast of the episode under the podcast tab at the river 953 dot com.

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Today 5/18 is Our Shot Day in Virginia

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Recent statistics indicate that COVID-19 infection numbers are the lowest they have been in over a year.

In an effort to keep those numbers low today May 18 has been declared “Our Shot Day” a Statewide Day of Action.

The state health departments are asking vaccinated individuals to become vaccination advocates.

In an effort to encourage others to get vaccinated we are asked to help others set up appointments and to share our vaccination stories on social media.

Do what we can do to encourage others to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

A website has been developed with ideas on how to the get the message across called educate to vaccinate here.

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Apple Blossom Mall

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In an effort to make vaccinations as convenient as possible Valley Health opens a new COVID-19 vaccination site today May 12.

The new clinic at Apple Blossom mall is beside Victoria’s Secret use the H&R Block entrance for easiest entry.

This clinic will provide first and second doses of the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines.

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will also be available all vaccines are based on availability.

Both walk in and appointments will be honored at this clinic.

Availability of vaccines and instructions can be found at vavax.org and valleyhealthlink.com/c19vaccinations also provides helpful information.

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VDH offers of virtual town hall on COVID-19

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Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will hold a series of virtual town hall meetings to answer any questions you might have on vaccinations and COVID-19.

The first one is tomorrow Apr. 17 at 10 a.m. then Wed. Apr. 21 at 7 p.m. and finally on Sat. Apr. 24 at 10 a.m..

Medical experts and health care officials will be available via you tube at tinyurl.com/HburgVids.

Questions can be submitted in advance by calling (540) 271-5263.

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