Weekly health service, community COVID-19 vaccination clinics until December 30

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The Blue Ridge Health District is ending weekly Department of Health and Community COVID-19 immunization clinics on December 30.

Beginning in January, BRHD will only offer Moderna-branded COVID-19 vaccines during regular Health Department immunization clinics, which vary by Health Department.

BRHD will no longer host MOBI on the mall in the new year.

“We are grateful for the wonderful staff who have dedicated countless hours to community immunization clinics over the past two years,” read a BRHD newsletter emailed today.

As of this week, the majority of Virginia counties see low levels of COVID-19 transmission.

Community members can call their local health department to find out when the general vaccination clinics will take place.

BRHD reminds the community that there are other options for getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the area, including primary care providers, pediatricians, local pharmacies, and grocery stores.

BRHD also said vaccines may no longer be free in 2023 due to changes in federal funding. If they are not free, they will probably be charged by insurance, although the exact cost is not yet known.

“We encourage everyone who is eligible to get a COVID-19 shot or booster before the winter break. BRHD is hosting a number of community vaccination clinics in November and December,” the newsletter read.

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