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Augusta Health Vaccine Clinic Update: May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021
Published in: COVID-19

Vaccine recipient holding first dose card

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 Monday, May 10, 2021: 17
  • Total doses given at Augusta Health Vaccination Clinics: 71,075
  • Community member fully-vaccinated at AH Vaccination Clinics: 35,797

The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents age 12 to 15. That is the first step in the process of implementing vaccine administration to the age group. Next, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC will meet Wednesday, May 12 and the expected agenda is discussion of use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents age 12 to 15 years of age. If the ACIP recommends use of the vaccine in 12 to 15 year olds, then the CDC will decide if the agency will approve the ACIP recommendation for the vaccine's use for the new age group. Virginia will not begin vaccinating those age 12 and older until the CDC approves that recommendation.

Augusta Health is ready and planning for the expansion of the Pfizer vaccination criteria to those age 12 to 15 years old in its Vaccination Clinics as soon as approval and authorization is provided to us.

Large on-campus Vaccination Clinics

Appointments are preferred for clinics. Walk-ins are welcome as supply allows. Clinics are now open to any resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Go vaccinate.augustahealth.com to view the links and schedule an appointment. Information about new clinics, the links and the criteria for each link, are posted as available. On-campus clinics with special hours this week are:

  • Wednesday, May 12: Late afternoon and evening hours for those are unable to come during the day. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm until 7 pm. Walk-ins welcome until 6 pm.

This is a Pfizer clinic, so anyone age 16 and older may attend. The link is open on vaccinate.augustahealth.com

  • Thursday, May 13: Late afternoon and evening hours for those are unable to come during the day. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm until 7 pm. Walk-ins welcome until 6 pm.

This is a Pfizer clinic, so anyone age 16 and older may attend. The link is open on vaccinate.augustahealth.com

  • Friday, May 14: The clinic will run from 8 am until 11 pm. Walk-ins welcome until 10 am.

This is a Moderna clinic, so anyone age 18 and older may attend. The link is open on vaccinate.augustahealth.com

Vaccination Call Center

Not everyone has access to the internet. Those who need assistance to schedule should call Augusta Health’s Vaccination Call Center at (540) 332-5122. The Call Center is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm to answer questions and help to schedule vaccination appointments.

Community-Based Clinics

Augusta Health also provides off-campus, community-based clinics in partnership with local organizations, churches and schools.

To date, Augusta Health has conducted 38 Community Clinics that have administered 5,149 doses, with 2,276 fully-vaccinated.

This week, Vaccination Clinics are scheduled at these community sites:

  • Second doses will be given at multiple long-term care facilities and Disciples Kitchen.
  • The Occupational Health Team will be at Hershey Company in Stuarts Draft to vaccinate their work force.
  • In collaboration with Augusta County High School, Augusta Health will be vaccinating students who are 16 years of age and older, as well as family members of students, at Fort Defiance High School, Wilson Memorial High School Riverheads High School and Stuarts Draft High School. For information on these clinics, please contact Carol Cash, ACPS Community Health Services Coordinator, at ccash [at] augusta.k12.va.us.

If your community organization would like to partner with Augusta Health for a Vaccination Clinic, contact VaccinationTaskForce [at] augustahealth.com for more information on the requirements.

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.