At Augusta Health, vaccinations for COVID-19 have continued at an active pace in the new year. New activity established this week includes:
- At the direction of the Virginia Department of Health and the Central Shenandoah Health District, Augusta Health began vaccination of community healthcare providers and workers not employed by Augusta Health on Thursday, January 7. This includes local dental practices. A second, separate Clinic has been established for these vaccinations on the Augusta Health campus, but outside the main hospital building. Medical and dental practices received an email with a link to set up appointments. Practices who did not receive a link should email VaccinationTaskForce [at] AugustaHealth.com to request information and a link. Augusta Health is pleased to collaborate with the CSHD to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccination within our community.
- Twenty-one days have passed since the first Augusta Health employees began receiving the Pfizer vaccine on December 16. On January 6, those employees began receiving second doses to become the first fully vaccinated employees. Providing these second doses to these employees will be the focus on the employee Vaccine Clinic for the next several days. Second doses of the Moderna vaccine will occur 28 days after the first dose.
- Patients in Augusta Health's Skilled Nursing Unit began receiving their COVID vaccines. They were administered by CVS. CVS has scheduled additional clinic dates for the unit.
As of the end of the day on Wednesday, January 6, Augusta Health has administered 1,910 vaccines.