In partnership with the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD), Augusta Health continues community vaccinations for COVID-19.
At the end of the day on January 20, 5,366 vaccinations have been administered by Augusta Health, including 473 to community members on Wednesday.
Phase 1B includes a large number of people, so CSHD, Augusta Health, and all partners are using a strategic approach to vaccinate as many in the community as possible in an efficient manner. The need for vaccines exceeds the amount of vaccine available each week, so appointments are required for vaccination. Currently, walk-in clinics are not scheduled.
CHSD is leading the efforts, and their current focus is on vaccination efforts for essential workers. Augusta Health is assisting CHSD by focusing on community members. Because the first priority is to vaccinate the community members with the highest risk for COVID complications first, this week’s appointments are only confirmed for those aged 75 and over. As supply increases, CSHD and Augusta Health will expand efforts to others within the community – specifically, Augusta Health will add clinics that include community members aged 65 and over when supply is available.
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 should complete the Request for Individual Vaccination Survey. Please note that by completing this survey, your name will be added to a queue to receive notification when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to you and provide you with information on how to register. Completing the survey does not provide an appointment. It puts your name in the queue to be contacted when vaccine is available. As vaccine becomes available, schedulers will access this information to make appointments.
Essential workers and those who are aged 16-64 with certain conditions or disabilities will also find links to forms for their queues.
We appreciate our 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.