Press Release - Crater Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccines at Local Schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2021
Tara Rose, Public Information Officer,
Crater Health District Offers COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines at Local Schools
(Petersburg, Va.) – The Crater Health District (CHD) is offering free COVID-19 vaccines at all schools across the district during the month of September. The following schedule outlines dates and times for each locality.
Prince George County:
September 9 Prince George High School 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
September 9 JEJ Moore Middle School 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 16 Dinwiddie High School 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
September 23 Dinwiddie Middle School 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
September 16 Appomattox Regional Governor's School 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
September 23 Sussex Central Middle School 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
September 30 Greensville High School 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
September 30 Surry High School 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Last week, CHD conducted COVID-19 vaccinations at Hopewell City Schools. Central Virginia Health Services administered Petersburg's COVID-19 vaccines at Petersburg High School and Vernon Jones Middle School and CHD provided the vaccines and supplies.
“The Crater Health District realizes the importance of increasing the number of individuals vaccinated in our communities and within school buildings and we share with each school division the importance of keeping students in person learning while doing so as safely as possible,” said Epidemiologist Senior E. Katrina Saphrey, MPH. “We feel like these vaccination clinics are another layer of helping schools and our communities achieve vaccination efforts.”
CHD is conducting the vaccination clinics onsite and during the school day to provide access to as many people as possible and remove transportation as a reason why students/staff may not be able to receive the vaccine. CHD will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to staff and teachers in the school division and all students age 12 and older with parental consent forms from each locality school.
“We appreciate the partnership with our localities and school systems,” said Crater Health District Director Alton Hart, Jr., MD, MPH “Vaccination continues to be the best way to protect our communities, families and loved ones.”
New CDC guidelines recommend continuing to wear a mask correctly, staying at least six feet from others outside of your household, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.
To find a vaccination site near you, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or www.vaccines.gov/. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.
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