COVID-19 vaccine information for people in parts of rural Virginia

Posted at 7:48 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 07:48:52-05

FARMVILLE, Va. -- The Piedmont Health District announced it will begin Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Tuesday. The district encompasses the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward.

The health district said in a news release that it would activate closed "point of dispensing" clinics for this group which includes "police, fire, and hazmat response personnel, those living and working in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps, childcare/K-12 teachers and staff, food and agriculture workers, manufacturers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, mail carriers (USPS and private), anyone age 65 and older, and those individual 16-64 years old with high risk medical conditions."

They said people will be required to bring a form of personal identification, such as a driver's license, and may be asked to provide proof of eligibility, such as work identification.

Vaccination planning teams are reaching out to employers in Phase 1B and the health district said if an employee has any questions, they should contact their employer.

For those in Phase 1B that are not work-related, such as those 65 and older, and wish to receive the vaccine can contact their local health departments:

  • Amelia County Health Department (804) 561-2711
  • Buckingham County Health Department (434) 969-4244
  • Charlotte County Health Department (434) 542-5251
  • Cumberland County Health Department (804) 492-4661
  • Lunenburg County Health Department (434) 696-2346
  • Nottoway County Health Department (434) 645-7595
  • Prince Edward County Health Department (434) 392-818

Those unsure of what phase they fall under can find out on the Virginia Department of Health's website and provide your contact information for when it is your turn.

The health district said vaccinations of those in the Phase 1A category will continue.