Augusta Health Vaccine Clinic Update: November 1, 2021

Linda Rider

In partnership with the Central Shenandoah Health and fitness District (CSHD), Augusta Health and fitness carries on local community vaccinations for COVID-19.

Current Vaccination Dose Count at Augusta Overall health:

  • Complete doses provided at Augusta Wellbeing Vaccination Clinics: 96,691
  • Neighborhood member thoroughly-vaccinated at AH Vaccination Clinics: 45,057
  • Boosters for the immunocompromised 10,753

Present-day Condition
Our group numbers and figures keep on their positive trends.

The statistical COVID knowledge exhibits a decline in prevalence throughout our area our Augusta Health and fitness tests positivity is now at 13%. Our current inpatient COVID-19 census is 23, with two deaths in excess of the previous week. The percentage of our COVID-19 people who are essential care/ICU level individuals remains at about 20% of hospitalized COVID clients. As outlined last 7 days, we have returned to running only 1 ICU.

Augusta Overall health group associates are returning to their residence departments and elective providers are reopening with a phased strategy.

Augusta Health and fitness believes that raising vaccination charges is the finest and speediest way out of this pandemic. Thanks to these who have already vaccinated. COVID vaccinations are the continue to the most efficient and lasting way to stop COVID infections in our group, and the very best protection against critical ailment and demise.

Make sure you vaccinate, dress in masks indoors even if vaccinated, clean arms routinely and keep socially distant from others when attainable. As the winter season holidays solution, and celebrations shift indoors, these methods will come to be even extra essential to reduce an additional surge in COVID situations.

Vaccination Eligibility
Augusta Health and fitness is vaccinating everyone age 12 and more mature who lives, performs or goes to faculty in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and over. Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals age 12 and older a mum or dad or authorized guardian should be present to consent to vaccination of those people underneath the age of 18.

Small children Age 5-11 update:
The Fda has encouraged approval of smaller-dose Pfizer vaccine for kids age 5 to 11, and it is probably that the CDC will approve the recommendation this 7 days. Augusta Wellbeing anticipates opening Pfizer Vaccination Clinics for more youthful youngsters at the finish of this week. To guarantee patient protection and in recognition of the various dosage for this age team, these will be separate clinics for ages 5-11 only at the on-campus place. Once again, a guardian or legal guardian ought to be existing to consent to vaccination of these underneath the age of 18.

Soon after the vaccinations are approved by the CDC, appointments will be readily available at

Booster Eligibility Information and facts:
There are now two groups of earlier vaccinated persons who can obtain third-dose COVID-19 booster photographs.

The 1st group, authorized quite a few weeks back is:

  • Persons who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (no evidence of a professional medical problem is necessary at this time) and who
  • Have by now obtained two doses of both the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine and who
  • Received their next dose of vaccine far more than 28 days back.

The conditions for the 2nd, now extended group, is a bit extra complicated and are:

For those people who been given a Pfizer or Moderna sequence and are:

  • Age 65 and over
  • Age 18+ and reside in a lengthy-expression care facility
  • Age 18+ and are immune suppressed
  • Age 18+ with fundamental clinical conditions
  • Age 18+ who operate or stay in a high-risk environment

For all those who obtained a Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are:

When can you get the booster?

  • At the very least 6 months after you concluded your Pfizer or Moderna series
    • If you happen to be immune suppressed and have concluded possibly the Pfizer or Moderna series, you can get a 3rd dose in 28 days
  • At the very least 2 months following Johnson & Johnson vaccination

Which booster can you get?

• You can get any booster shot you favor if you satisfy the higher than standards.


For individual protection fears, vaccines will be made available on specific days. Be sure to be absolutely sure make an appointment for a clinic that is providing the vaccine you want. If you are registering for a booster, and are switching vaccine, make an appointment for the sort of booster you want. For example, if you initially obtained a Pfizer vaccine, but would like a Moderna booster, make an appointment in a Moderna clinic.

If you have queries about eligibility, you should connect with Augusta Health’s Vaccination Contact Middle at (540) 332-5122.

Remember to convey your COVID Vaccination Report Card to the booster appointment.

Vaccinations in Primary Care Offices
Vaccinations for COVID-19 carry on in all Augusta Professional medical Group principal care places of work. Clients who prefer to receive a vaccination from their own health practitioner must get in touch with their doctor’s place of work to be scheduled into the next obtainable vaccination appointment block.

Neighborhood-Based Clinics
This 7 days, Augusta Health and fitness has finished its exertion to supply vaccinations at area extended-term treatment amenities to aid with the vaccination of residents and workers at all those internet sites. This week, the Neighborhood Vaccination Crew will start off efforts to supply boosters and vaccinations to other vulnerable populations in shelters, congregate residing communities and condominium neighborhoods.

Group businesses that would like to spouse with Augusta Health for a Vaccination Clinic can get in touch with VaccinationTaskForce [at] for more info on the requirements.

Big on-campus Vaccination Clinics
Please make an appointment for on-campus clinics.

Go to to perspective the links and plan an appointment. Data about new clinics, the one-way links and the criteria for every link, are posted as accessible. On-campus clinics this week are:

  • Monday, November 1: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Clinic from 3 pm to 7 pm.

For first dose, next dose or booster of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines readily available to those people age 18 and more mature. You should confirm criteria for boosters.
The hyperlink is open at

  • Tuesday, November 2: Pfizer Clinic from 3 pm to 7 pm.

For initially dose, 2nd dose or booster of Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer initial and next doses of Pfizer vaccine are out there to these age 12 and older on the other hand, the booster dose is only authorised for people age 18 and older. You should verify criteria for boosters.
The link is open at

  • Wednesday, November 3: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Clinic from 9 am to 1 pm.

For 1st dose, next dose or booster of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines accessible to those age 18 and more mature. You should verify standards for boosters.
The url is open at

Vaccination Connect with Heart
Not every person has entry to the world wide web. Other individuals just have issues. For help, simply call Augusta Health’s Vaccination Phone Centre at (540) 332-5122. The Simply call Center is staffed Monday by Friday from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm to answer concerns and assistance to schedule vaccination appointments.

Homebound individuals are becoming vaccinated by a pilot system with Central Shenandoah EMS. Get in touch with the Vaccination Get in touch with Center for a lot more information and facts.

We recognize our continued partnership with CSHD as we function jointly to supply vaccines to all in the community who need to have them.

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