Vaccinate Piedmont

Piedmont Health District Vaccination Updates

The information on this page is provided in partnership with Piedmont Health District and Centra Southside Community Hospital.

Vaccine Distribution Update

February 24, 2021

  • SCVNN is excited to welcome Dr. Sulola Adekoya as the new Interim Director for Piedmont Health District and looks forward to coordinating with her and her staff.
  • Vaccines continue to be in limited supply in the Piedmont Health District. Local vaccinations are available to: Phases 1a and 1b.
  • The health department has completed vaccination of those pre-registered as 1a.
    • Second vaccinations being administered.
    • The majority of first responders who requested the vaccination in the region have received their first vaccine.
    • Working school teachers are currently being vaccinated throughout the region.
    • The health district is now able to begin focusing on those who are 1b due to age and/or health conditions.
  • Details for a mass vaccination event are forthcoming in the next weeks. The event will be appointment based, for those who are pre-registered and for those in Phase 1B.
  • CVS Pharmacy is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only in select stores in Virginia for people age 65+ AND on a local health department wait list. Currently, Farmville and South Boston pharmacies are listed as sites. Register and view the full list of pharmacy locations offering the vaccine here: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
  • Last week, Piedmont Senior Resources was not able to transport clients to vaccination sites due to limited vaccine availability in the region. Efforts will resume as soon as possible.
  • Town Hall Information: These live sessions provide local information on COVID-19 and vaccination efforts.
    • Upcoming Live Town Halls can be watched via the Farmville Area Chamber of  Commerce Facebook Page
      • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6 PM: “Local Medical Insights” local medical professionals discuss vaccines availability, vaccination updates, and access to vaccinations followed by a live Q & A
      • Previous town halls can be viewed on the Chamber’s Facebook page as well.

February 17, 2021

  • Vaccines are currently in short supply.
  • Local vaccinations are available to: Phases 1a and 1b
  • CVS Pharmacy is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only in select stores in Virginia for people age 65+ AND on a local health department wait list. CVS’s Farmville location is currently NOT offering vaccines. Residents can reach out to CVS directly to schedule a vaccine at the nearest location that is offering them here: https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/covid-screener/covid-qns
  • Last week, Piedmont Senior Resources transported approximately 80 at-risk seniors from the Piedmont Health District to vaccination sites for their first COVID vaccine at Centra Southside Community Hospital. The effort is currently delayed to winter weather in the region.
  • STEPS has been asked by the Governor’s office to serve as a facilitator to ensure all early childhood education providers are getting access to vaccinations. They are working closely with Tom Angelo and the staff at Centra Southside Community Hospital to coordinate this work. If you know of a center or at-home provider that has not been able to gain access, please email Sharon Harrup. President & CEO of STEPS at sharrup@STEPS-inc.org.
  • Town Hall Information: These live sessions provide local information on COVID-19 and vaccination efforts.
    • February 18, 1 PM Rebroadcast: January 28th Town Hall will be airing on WFLO-AM 870
    • Upcoming Live Town Halls can be watched via the Farmville Area Chamber of  Commerce Facebook Page
      • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6 PM: “Local Governments’ Role In Fighting the Pandemic” with live commentary and a Q & A session
      • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6 PM: “Local Medical Insights” local medical professionals discuss vaccines availability, vaccination updates, and access to vaccinations followed by a live Q & A

February 3, 2021

  • Vaccines are currently in short supply.
  • Local vaccinations available to: Phases 1a and 1b
  • Piedmont Senior Resources has committed to transporting homebound seniors from the Piedmont Health District to vaccination sites for the COVID vaccine. The effort is beginning this week.·

January 28, 2021

  • Local vaccinations available to: Phases 1a and 1b
  • Who’s being prioritized:
    • people over 65 (especially those over 75)
    • people aged 16-64 with a high-risk medical condition
    • Essential workers including police, fire and hazmat, corrections and homeless shelter workers, childcare/pre-K-12 teachers and staff, food and agriculture including veterinarians, manufacturing, grocery store workers, public transit workers, mail carriers and essential government officials

Piedmont Health District Vaccination Data:

  • Doses administered to date:
    • Amelia county – 1,336
    • Buckingham – 2,431
    • Charlotte – 1,820
    • Cumberland – 871
    • Lunenburg – 1,569
    • Nottoway – 2,986
    • Prince Edward – 4,017
    • Total for Piedmont Health District: 15,030
  • Total vaccinated to date with both doses
    • Amelia – 333
    • Buckingham – 444
    • Charlotte – 409
    • Cumberland – 189
    • Lunenburg – 296
    • Nottoway – 538
    • Prince Edward – 900
    • Total for Piedmont Health District: 3,109

Data as of February 24 at 1:00 p.m. For up-to-the-minute data click here (Scroll down to the map of Virginia then over your county). The Piedmont Health District includes the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward.

 

VDH and the Piedmont Health District are planning for every person vaccinated to receive both doses of the two-shot sequence. To accommodate for this, VDH must carefully allot new distributions of vaccine supply to address those who need initial doses as well as those who require their second shot.

Eligibility/How to Get Vaccinated

  • Vaccine appointments are currently available to Phase 1a and 1b.
  • Find Your Phase
  • Note Regarding Access:
    • Proof of Virginia residency is not required to receive a COVID vaccine from VDH. COVID vaccines are intended to be used for the residents in the districts where the vaccines are provided, but there is no residency requirement. No one who qualifies otherwise is refused a vaccine based on where they live.
    • Photo identification also is not required for vaccination. It is important, however, to have some way to confirm your identity (i.e. name, date of birth) so VDH can confirm they are vaccinating the right person. Government-issued identification is not required to receive a vaccination. You cannot be turned away for lack of documentation. Source: Virginia Department of Health

Contacts

Note: the numbers below are currently receiving an unusually high call volume. Thank you for your patience.

  • If you are over 65 and have a primary care physician at Centra Southside Medical Center, you can schedule an appointment by calling 434.200.1225.
  • If you are eligible for vaccination because of your age or underlying medical condition, please call 1-877-275-8343.
  • If you are eligible for vaccination because of your job/occupation, please call 1-877-275-8343. If you are unsure which health district your employer is located in, see this map.

Come prepared! Fill out this form and bring it with you to your vaccination appointment. If you answer “yes” to any questions on page two, you will need to seek approval from your primary care provider prior to vaccination.

About The Vaccine

  • There are many misconceptions about the vaccine itself. For example, some residents feel that the vaccine was “rushed” to the market and is therefore unsafe. Although the timeline of getting the COVID vaccine to the market was indeed very fast, both Pfizer and Moderna have been working in this space for many years. It is because of their strong foundation in this technology that they were able to generate a vaccine in less than a year.
  • COVID-19 vaccines, like all drugs that are approved for human use, have been reviewed by various independent evaluators to ensure efficacy and safety during the clinical trials and then by the FDA for approval.
  • After FDA approval, safety and efficacy continue to be monitored for adverse events.
  • Since the vaccine was approved, there have been a few reports of a rare, but serious, allergic response in a small number of patients. Be sure to consult with your physician before receiving the vaccine if this is an area of concern.
    • Safety boards nationwide continue to monitor reports of adverse reactions to the COVID vaccine, but to date these reports have been uncommon.
  • Read more about how the vaccine has been developed and its efficacy: https://www.immunize.org/covid-19/

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