Officials urge Virginians to not go to community vaccination centers without appointment

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced Thursday that only those individuals who receive an appointment or invitation will be permitted inside vaccination centers.
They say fluctuating registration numbers in the initial stages of site operations have allowed for walk-ins in some isolated instances, but this is no longer the case.
Each clinic in Virginia has a plan for how to administer any unused COVID-19 vaccine doses at the end of the day so that eligible individuals are prioritized.
Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine online or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
Individuals who have been invited to a CVC should keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your appointment time. You will not be allowed in early to receive your vaccine.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at this time. Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
  • Bring a copy of your invitation (email, text, barcode) or other proof of your name when you arrive at the site.

Marco Harmon

I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA. I studied Communications Studies at Roanoke College, and I’ve been part of the news industry ever since. Visiting my favorite downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants with my friends is how I spend most of my free time when I'm not at the desk.

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