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Storm prompts VDH to close community vaccination centers

Richmond Raceway vaccine clinic
Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-02 23:17:38-05

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health says it’s closing all of its community vaccination centers because of bad weather.

The department said in a news release that the centers will be closed Monday because some areas of Virginia are expected to see several inches of snow.

The centers offer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines along with booster shots.

People who already have appointments at one of the centers will be notified of the cancellation.

They can visit the department’s website to reschedule. VDH said it made the decision out of an abundance of caution.

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Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Richmond Raceway.

Virginians age 5+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Go to Vaccine Finder to search for specific vaccines available near you or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-275-8343).

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Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
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What you can and should not do once you have been fully vaccinated.

How to Protect Yourself and Others When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in public places until we know more.

These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.

Click here for more information from the Virginia Department of Health.