Hanover opens COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Ashland
Hanover County Government has opened a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic with the goal of helping the Health Department to administer vaccine distribution. The vaccination clinic is located in the former Food Lion building in the Ashland Junction Shopping Center, 140 Junction Drive, Ashland VA 23005.
“Hanover County is committed to doing everything we can to provide vaccinations to our residents that are interested or want one,” said County Administrator John A. Budesky at a press conference earlier today. “Working with the Chickahominy Health District and Hanover Fire/EMS, we continue to look for ways to support the process and make it more efficient. Having a dedicated clinic is an important step in meeting this need, and we are grateful to Food Lion for supporting our community in this way.”
The County’s vaccination team and Chickahominy Health District staff will vaccinate as many people as possible based on the supply of the vaccine. The clinic will not be open daily and hours of operation will vary, depending on the week, and appointments will be required to get vaccinated. No walk-in or drop-in vaccination opportunities are available at this time.
“If the vaccinations are not yet being distributed to the group you are in, we will put your name on the list and reach out to you when your group’s turn has arrived,” said Deputy County Administrator Jim Taylor, referring to the sign up process. “We realize that people want information, and they want to know when they can receive the vaccine. We are working as fast as we can to provide more opportunities to our residents in the weeks and months to come.”
Sean Davis, Chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, also spoke at today’s press conference. He said “I don’t know how long it will take before every Virginian and every Hanoverian who wants a COVID-19 vaccination will be able to get one. To be frank, I suspect it will be several months” because of limitations on vaccine supply. “But I do promise you that we will continue to be pro-active in doing everything we can to get people through this safely.” Davis emphasized that it was the Board’s #1 priority.
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