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Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available in Warrenton

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Medical Reserve Corps volunteers Greg Cofer and Nancy Adams ask those coming in for a vaccine some screening questions at a recent clinic. Anyone who is isolating because of exposure to COVID-19 or is under quarantine may not receive the vaccine.

Fauquier County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 143 Lee Highway in Warrenton (next to Home Goods) is offering walk-in vaccinations with no appointment needed, according to Michael Guditus, emergency manager for Fauquier County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management.

Guditus pointed out that the clinic schedule changes weekly; those interested can call the county’s call center at 540-422-0111 to find out what days and times the clinic will be operating.

He added, “We do prefer those wanting a vaccine to call the COVID-19 call center … but recognize that may not be the preferred choice of some and [we] are happy to vaccinate those who choose to walk in. Preregistering reserves your vaccine and ensures a vaccine will be on hand for your appointment, helping us plan for the number of vaccines to bring each day.”  

Guditus said that everyone who wants a vaccine should get vaccinated before summer break and to meet college and travel vaccine mandates. “If you plan to get vaccinated, it’s best to do so now while we have the supply and operate weekly clinics,” he said.

The Pfizer vaccine was approved on Monday for 12-to-15-year-olds. The emergency manager said, "We want to make sure parents understand... we welcome them at our Warrenton Clinic.” Parents will need to register their kids and accompany them during their clinic visit, he said.

Other options in the health district 

On Monday, Lorrie Andrew-Spear, risk communications manager in the office of communications for the Virginia Department of Health, said in a press release that the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District has Moderna vaccine available for COVID-19 vaccinations.

“The RRHD is now offering walk-in availability at our clinics for those 18 years of age and older. We also expanded our Thursday clinic to offer evening hours. We hope this added flexibility allows more of our residents the chance to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Colin Greene, acting health director.  The clinic will accept walk-ins each day. Residents are asked to drive in and let the volunteer know that they are there to get a COVID-19 shot. 

 

To telephone for an appointment, call 540-308-6072. 

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