VH implements Level Yellow visitation

In an email from Valley Health (VH) Public Relations Manager Carol Weare it was announced that visitation to VH Hospitals has gone from level red to level yellow as of today Mon. Mar. 14.

This is due largely to the recent decrease in COVID-19 cases and admissions.

Two of a patient’s care partners can now stay at the bedside of adults in surgical or critical care units.

The exception is when a patient is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 then only one care partner is allowed.

In labor or delivery units a third person is allowed for a baby’s delivery.

All care partners must be at least 18 years of age and designated by the patient.

All care partners must also follow all VH health and safety guidelines.

A complete definition of Level Yellow status is found at valleyhealthlink.com.

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Apple Blossom Mall changes it’s hours

In a social media post from Valley Health (VH) it has been announced that the hours will change at the Apple Blossom Mall vaccination clinic.

The clinic will now be open Wednesdays and Saturdays only from noon until 7 p.m. through Dec. 11.

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic has administered nearly 12,000 doses of the vaccine.

Other vaccination locations can be found at valleyhealthlink.com or at vaccine.gov.

VH states in the post that they are extremely proud to serve the community over the last 7 months at that location.

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VH opening a walk in COVID-19 vaccination clinic

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Valley Health (VH) is opening a walk in first and second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic May 12 at Apple Blossom Mall.

The site will be open three days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sat..

The clinic is expected to have the Pfizer vaccine available but it depends on what is supplied by the state Department of Health.

Those interested can confirm the type of vaccine at valleyhealthlink.com once the clinic opens.

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Valley Health makes it easier to register for inoculations

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Virginia health officials have expanded the pool of people who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.

Newly added to the Phase 1b inoculation plan are people age 65 or over and younger people with certain health problems.

To avoid long lines, waits and ensure you get the vaccination preregistration is recommended.

To register go to valleyhealthlink.com/c19vaccinations.

Valley Health hopes to add a phone line to register for those without internet.

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S.U. opens a vaccination POD

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Yesterday Jan. 12 approximately 300 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered at the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center at Shenandoah University.

The Point of Distribution or POD opens to the general public today for 12 hours as of 9 a.m..

The POD is open to Tier 1b individuals which includes those 75 or older, educational staff K-12 and first responders.

Pre-registration is requested at valleyhealthlink.com/c19vaccinations as the POD is open to anyone in the Lord Fairfax Health District.

The facility is expecting to administer up to 1500 doses each day it is open.

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