Piedmont Health District to begin Phase 1b vaccinations Tuesday

Piedmont Health District to begin Phase 1b vaccinations Tuesday
Vaccine (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FARMVILLE, Va. (WWBT) - Starting on Tuesday, the Piedmont Health District will begin vaccinating residents in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan.

While individuals in Phase 1b will now be able to get the vaccine, those in Phase 1a will still have opportunities to be vaccinated.

The health district says Phase 1b includes “police, fire and hazmat response personnel, those living and working in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps, childcare/K-12 teachers and staff, food and agriculture workers, manufacturers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, mail carriers (USPS and private), anyone age 65 and older, and those individual 16-64 years old with high risk medical conditions.”

The district said those getting the shot will need to bring a form of ID and may be asked to show proof of qualification. These are closed “point of dispensing” COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents and are not open to the general public.

Vaccination teams are contact employers. Those non-affiliated residents should contact their local health department:

  • Amelia County Health Department - (804) 561-2711
  • Buckingham County Health Department - (434) 969-4244
  • Charlotte County Health Department - (434) 542-5251
  • Cumberland County Health Department - (804) 492-4661
  • Lunenburg County Health Department - (434) 696-2346
  • Nottoway County Health Department - (434) 645-7595
  • Prince Edward County Health Department - (434) 392-8187

To find out which vaccination phase you are eligible for, click here.

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