STANLEYTOWN, VA – The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness has partnered with the Henry County Department of Public Safety and local churches to host drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics – with no appointments necessary.
“We are encouraging folks to get the vaccine to help protect you, your family and the community around you,” said Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness Marketing Director Brittany Anthony.
The coalition provides the nurses to administer the vaccines and public safety coordinates and secures sites.
“We're trying to come closer to each section of our community to really help increase access to folks being able to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” the marketing director stated.
Doses of the two-shot Moderna vaccine are provided at the mobile clinics.
“Our LPNs administer your vaccine and you are directed to our holding area for 15 minutes just to make sure you don't have any reactions or anything and then you're good to go,” Anthony added.
After people receive their first dose, the coalition will reach out to them, so they can receive the second dose of the vaccine about four weeks later.
Anyone 18 years and older is eligible to be vaccinated free of charge.
Were you not able to make it to Thursday's event? Don't worry!
There will be two vaccination sites next week.
Tuesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ridgeway, 15 Church Street in Ridgeway
Thursday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Galilean House of Worship, 5078 A.L. Philpott Highway in Martinsville
Thanks to this partnership, nearly 400 people have been vaccinated at the five events held so far.
You can follow the coalition on Facebook to know when they will be vaccinating in your neighborhood.