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Augusta Health Vaccine Clinic Update: March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021
Published in: COVID-19

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In partnership with the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD), Augusta Health continues community vaccinations for COVID-19.

Current Vaccination Dose Count at Augusta Health:

  • Doses given on Wednesday, March 24, 2021: 1,102
  • Total doses given at Augusta Health Vaccination Clinics: 44,282

More than 20,000 Central Shenandoah Health District residents have been fully vaccinated at clinics provided by Augusta Health.

Pilot Vaccination Program for Homebound Patients

On Wednesday, March 24, Augusta Health began a pilot program to vaccinate homebound patients through the Palliative Care staff. A small number of patients were vaccinated, and the pilot program will continue.

A Reminder about Vaccinations for Those under the age of 18

As criteria expands to minor children under the age of 18, please be aware:

  • The only vaccine approved for those under the age of 18 is the Pfizer vaccine. Before scheduling someone under the age of 18, please confirm the vaccine in the clinic link. Those who are under 18 cannot be vaccinated at non-Pfizer clinics.
  • A parent or legal guardian who can consent to the administration of the vaccine to a minor must be present at the time of vaccination. Handwritten notes and phone calls are not sufficient for permission to vaccinate. The parent or legal guardian must be present.

The new scheduling process allows residents to schedule appointments directly from updated Vaccination Portal. Information about new clinics, the links and the criteria for each link, are posted as available.

All clinics still require appointments.

Go vaccinate.augustahealth.com to view the links and schedule an appointment.

Need for Volunteers

As vaccine supply increases and the number of Vaccination Clinics scheduled can also increase, there is a significant need for additional volunteers to staff the events. Each large clinic requires 50 to 60 staff, and our community volunteers make the clinics possible. More are needed, though—both medical and non-medical.

To volunteer, email CovidStaffing [at] augustahealth.com

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