CHRISTIANSBURG — The New River Health District will hold a second-dose vaccine clinic today, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Radford University’s Dedmon Center, 101 University Drive in Radford.
Parking will be on the river side of the parking lot. Signs will be posted to direct attendees to the site.
This clinic will offer second doses of moderna vaccine only to those who received their first shot on or before January 29. A photo ID will be required, along with the CDC vaccination card given at the time of the first dose. Those who have misplaced their card can wait at the site to have their vaccine information confirmed and will receive a replacement card.
To get the second dose at this clinic, participants must have received their first dose through a pharmacy, a medical provider or a local health department in the New River Health District. The district includes Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford.
“Due to recent weather-related interruptions in vaccine supply, we are hosting this large event with more parking capacity, all the efficiencies of a large-scale event and the support of many local partners,” said Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District. “We strongly encourage those who are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity to get fully vaccinated.”
Participants must also complete a vaccination form. To download and complete the form in advance, visit www.NRVroadtowellness.com.
Those traveling to today’s clinic from Christiansburg should note that a portion of Radford Street at the intersection with Badger Street will be closed in both directions for 30 minutes around 11 a.m. It will be more convenient to take I-81 or another route to the Dedmon Center during this time.
For anyone who is eligible but cannot attend this Saturday’s clinic, the New River Health District will continue offering second doses each weekday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Church in Christiansburg. No appointment is needed, but participants should bring a photo ID and their CDC vaccination card.