In partnership with the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD), Augusta Health continues community vaccinations for COVID-19.
As of the end of the day on February 9, a grand total of 13,983 vaccinations had been administered by Augusta Health since the start of vaccinations in December. On Tuesday, February 9, 549 community members received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Augusta Health, and today, February 10, there are more than 1,032 scheduled appointments to receive either a first or second dose.
Changes of community interest since the last update:
- Augusta Health has expanded its infrastructure in the Vaccine Clinic and doubled its capacity to allow simultaneous administration of both first and second doses. Augusta Health is now positioned to be able to vaccinated more than 1,300 community members daily, as more vaccine becomes available.
- Augusta Health launched its inpatient vaccination campaign Tuesday, February 9, and is now able to vaccinate inpatients who meet criteria as they are discharged from the hospital.
- Augusta Health launched a new vaccine website page. Community members can visit https://www.augustahealth.com/coronavirus/vaccine-info to learn about the COVID-19 vaccines with our very own Dr. Clint Merritt, as well as get Vaccine Clinic updates.
If you are aged 65 and up and want to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit http://bit.ly/cshdinfo .
Once there, you may complete the Request for Individual Vaccination Survey to be added to a queue to receive notification when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to you. Although completing the survey does not secure your appointment, you will be provided with information on how to register when available.
Essential workers and those who are aged 16-64 with certain health conditions will also find separate links to the surveys so that they may be added to the appropriate Wait List.
The need for vaccines still exceeds the amount of vaccine available from the state each week, so appointments are required for vaccination. Walk-in clinics are not currently scheduled.
We appreciate our continued partnership with CSHD and the community’s patience as we work together as quickly as possible to provide vaccines to all in the community who need them.