SU closes vaccination center

COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University’s mass vaccination center will be hosting its final clinic Thursday, May 6th as the James R Wilkins Jr Athletics and Events Center will return to hosting events for SU.

The vaccination clinic has totaled more than 65,000 shots in arms since opening its doors in mid January.

Valley Health, Shenandoah University, and the Lord Fairfax Health District worked together to create the clinic.

The location was staffed with a combination of employees from those partners as well as community volunteers.

Final first doses will be administered by Thursday, April 29th while the follow up dose will be held elsewhere.

Second doses will continue until Thursday, May 6th.

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LFCC and Rotz Pharmacy administer 5K doses of vaccine

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The public health effort by Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and Rotz Pharmacy has administered over 5,000 doses of vaccine.

The LFCC Middletown Campus has been a vaccination clinic for the past five weeks.

It takes about 70 student nurses and other volunteers to man the clinic each day.

Jason Rotz co-owner of Rotz Pharmacy and LFCC wish to salute the dedicated volunteers that have made it possible during this National Volunteer week.

Jason Rotz did confirm that second doses will continue at LFCC until at least May 12 and offer more first doses if demand is there.

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Get vaccinated, Northam says, as state opens up eligibility

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By Associated Press | Published Apr. 20, 2021 7:05 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam urged Virginians to continue getting vaccinated against the coronavirus Monday, a day after the state opened up eligibility for a shot to everyone 16 and older.

“The sooner that we can get people vaccinated the better and the sooner we’ll get to herd immunity,” said Northam, who spoke with federal and local elected officials at a vaccination site in northern Virginia.

On Sunday, Virginia moved to Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan. Demand for the vaccine continues to outstrip supply, officials said.

People who want a vaccine can pre-register online through a health department website or visit vaccinefinder.org to search for places that offer one. Scheduling through a call center with translation services is also an option at (877) VAX-IN-VA.

While Virginia has temporarily paused the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of blood clots, Northam said he thinks the allotment of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines the state is getting will allow all the state’s adults to be vaccinated by mid to late May. No vaccine has been approved yet for use in younger children.

The governor said about half of adults in Virginia have received at least a first dose so far.

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Virginians 16 and over are eligible for vaccinations

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All Virginians age 16 and over are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments are still required for vaccinations.

Visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-829-4682 to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

There is also a direct link to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site to find appointments on a searchable map at vaccinefinder.org.

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VH pauses Johnson and Johnson vaccinations

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Valley Health (VH) will discontinue the Johnson and Johnson (J&J)vaccine administration until further notice.

Future vaccinations will be transitioned to the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for the time being.

This is due to a rare but serious side effect of the possibility of a blood clot which has developed in some who have received the J&J vaccine.

Valley Health has identified those who have already been vaccinated with the J&J vaccine and are reaching out to them.

You can email any questions to c19vaccineteam@valleyhealthlink.com.

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