In partnership with the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD), Augusta Health continues community vaccinations for COVID-19.
By end of day January 22, a total of 6,412 vaccinations had been administered by Augusta Health, with a new daily record of 531 community members receiving initial vaccinations on Friday.
While CSHD is leading the vaccination efforts, Augusta Health is vaccinating healthcare workers and community members age 65 and above – and assisting CSHD to vaccinate vulnerable populations through coordinating agencies.
Each week, Augusta Health is receiving contact information from CSHD for those who have completed the survey form on the CSHD website. In alignment with the Virginia Department of Health, CSHD, CDC and Governor Northam’s directives, this list now includes those aged 65 and above. Call Center staff is reaching out to the approximate 3,000 named citizens on the weekly CSHD-provided list to schedule appointments as vaccine becomes available.
The need for vaccines still exceeds the amount of vaccine available from the state each week, so appointments are still required for vaccination – and walk-in clinics are not currently scheduled. Appointments are made only one or two days in advance to ensure there is adequate vaccine supply available.
Again, 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 links to forms for their respective queues.
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.