County Administrator John A. Budesky told the Board of Supervisors on April 28 that anyone who wants to receive the COVID-19 vaccination is invited to come to the County’s vaccination clinic and get their vaccinations doses next month.
“We are in the homestretch of the County being involved in vaccinations,” he told the Board. Budesky said the County now has “more vaccine than we have people who are receiving the vaccination.”
Anyone 18 and older who lives in the Chickahominy Health District and who wants a vaccination can now walk into the County’s vaccination clinic in the Ashland Junction Shopping Center every Monday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again from 1-3:30 p.m. If you prefer, you can also call the County’s call center at 365-3240 and schedule an appointment.
On the same night that Budesky was briefing the Board, the County was holding a vaccination event for 16-and 17-year-olds at the clinic. More than 300 teens received the Pfizer vaccination. More Wednesday evening events are planned.
Adults can receive the Moderna vaccine and it is possible that the County will receive more Johnson and Johnson vaccine if it becomes available next week.
So far, more than 82,000 vaccination doses have been administered in Hanover County. More than 36,000 Hanoverians have been fully vaccinated.
With more vaccine now being available, “there is no reason a resident cannot receive a shot if they want one,” Budesky said.
The County hopes that 75% of residents will choose to be vaccinated. In addition to the opportunities provided at the vaccination center, many people are now receiving shots at their medical provider’s office and in other health care facilities.
If the current trends continue, Budesky told the Board he expects the County would begin winding down operations at its vaccination center in May and finish up in June.
“We need to see the interest,” he said.