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Augusta Health Immunization Clinic Update: August 9, 2021

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In partnership with the Shenandoah Central Health District (CSHD), Augusta Health is continuing community vaccinations against COVID-19.

Current number of vaccination doses at Augusta Health:

  • Doses given during weekend events: 52
  • Total doses administered in Augusta Health vaccination clinics: 82,001
  • Community member fully vaccinated in HA vaccination clinics: 42,698

Current situation

The prevalence of COVID-19 in the health district of Shenandoah continues to increase. Over the weekend, Augusta Health reported 34 new cases with positive tests.

Vaccinations at the first dose are also starting to increase. The third Vax the Valley event in Waynesboro on Saturday, August 7 provided 48 first-dose vaccinations, the highest number of vaccinations at any Vax the Valley events.

Productive immunization clinics were also held last week at Rosenwald Community Center, La Sabrosita in Waynesboro, WARM Shelter and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Immunization efforts

Augusta Health immunizes all people 12 years of age and older who live, work or attend school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are licensed for people 18 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons 12 years of age and older; a parent or guardian must be present to consent to the vaccination of persons under 18 years of age.

The focus of vaccination efforts has shifted from large-scale mass vaccination clinics on campus to smaller, more convenient neighborhood clinics throughout the community. Large clinics will still be scheduled regularly, but in half-day increments.

Vaccinations in primary care offices

COVID-19 vaccinations continue in all Augusta Medical Group primary care offices. Patients who prefer to receive an immunization from their personal physician should contact their physician’s office to be scheduled in the next available immunization appointment block.

Community clinics

Augusta Health also offers off-campus community clinics in partnership with local organizations, churches and schools. The number of these clinics has increased considerably.

This week, these community clinics are scheduled. Walk-in tours and drive-through tours are welcome at community clinics:

  • Monday August 9
    • At Mint Springs Ruritans from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.
  • Wednesday August 11
    • At Bluegrass in the Park at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.

Community organizations wishing to partner with Augusta Health for an immunization clinic can contact VaccinationTaskForce [at] augustahealth.com for more information on the requirements.

Large vaccination clinics on campus

Appointments are preferred for clinics. Walk-ins are welcome.

Visit vaccinate.augustahealth.com to view the links and make an appointment. Information about new clinics, links and criteria for each link, are posted as they become available. Clinics on campus for the rest of the week are:

  • Tuesday August 10: Clinic hours after school / after work for those who cannot come during the day. The clinic will operate from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reception without appointment until 6 p.m.

This is a dual Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson clinic. Anyone 12 years of age and over can receive the Pfizer vaccine; Johnson & Johnson is a single dose vaccine available for people 18 years of age and older. The link is open at vaccinate.augustahealth.com

  • Thursday August 12: Clinic hours after school / after work for those who cannot come during the day. The clinic will operate from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reception without appointment until 6 p.m.

This is a dual Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson clinic. Anyone 12 years of age and over can receive the Pfizer vaccine; Johnson & Johnson is a single dose vaccine available for people 18 years of age and older. The link is open at vaccinate.augustahealth.com

Immunization call center

Not everyone has internet access. Those who need help planning should call Augusta Health Immunization Call Center at (540) 332-5122. The call center is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions and help schedule immunization appointments.

Homebound patients are vaccinated as part of a pilot program with Central Shenandoah EMS. Contact the immunization call center for more information.

We appreciate our continued partnership with CSHD as we work together to provide vaccines to all community members who need them.