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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 9, 2021                                                         Contact:          Tara Rose, Lead PIO

                                                                                                            Tara.Rose@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Crater Health District Opens Unified COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center

 

PETERSBURG, VA – In an effort to increase capacity of the Crater Health District to place residents on the district’s COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List, localities of the Crater Health District have opened COVID-19 Vaccination Call Centers.  

 

Beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2021, citizens in each of the Crater Health District localities will be able to access a call center specific to their locality to add their name to the COVID-19 Vaccine waiting list.  It is important to note, this is not a vaccine registration center. Individuals on the waiting list will be contacted by the Virginia Department of Health to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, when they are eligible to do so, and there are vaccines available.

 

“Crater Health District appreciates the partnership and resources that local city and county officials have provided to establish District Call Centers. Call volumes at CHD are extremely high and the district call centers are a way to continue to meet high public demand,” said Crater Health District Director Alton Hart, Jr., MD, MPH. “ The centers provide much needed support pre-registering individuals on the waitlist and keeping them informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

 

 

Percy Ashcraft, County Administrator for Prince George County stated, “Prince George County is very happy to be part of this regional effort.  Getting the COVID-19 vaccines to the residents is a top priority, and we appreciate the partnership with Sussex and Surry counties to serve their communities specifically.”

 

Local call center numbers are as follows:

 

               Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville:               804-469-1050

               Prince George, Sussex, Surry:                     804-722-8799

               Hopewell:                                                       804-541-2391

               Petersburg:                                                    804-733-2550 (starting Wednesday 2-17-21)

 

Call centers will operate Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Messages left after hours will be returned the next business day.

 

The Crater Health District Call Center (804-862-8989) will remain open to answer general questions related to COVID-19 and testing.

 

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FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS

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You are being offered the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, which you may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 1 month apart, into the muscle.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may not protect everyone.

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EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER SEVENTY-TWO (2020) AND ORDER OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY NINE

COMMONSENSE SURGE RESTRICTIONS

 CERTAIN TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 


Importance of the Issue 

In November, as case counts and positivity rates began to rise, we took additional measures to stem the spread of the virus throughout the Commonwealth. In general, Virginians cooperated with those measures. Unfortunately, the surge that began many weeks ago is continuing across the Commonwealth. All five health regions are experiencing increases in new COVID-19 cases, positive tests, and hospitalizations. Virginia is averaging more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, up from a statewide peak of approximately 1,200 in May. Virginia’s PCR percent test positivity rate is at 11.1 percent, an increase from 6.5 percent approximately one month ago. As of December 10, 2020, all but one health region reported a PCR test positivity rate at or above ten percent. Hospitalizations have increased by approximately 83 percent in the last four weeks. COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations have been increasing for 33 days and the statewide rate (4.4 per 100,000 persons) has exceeded the threshold of concern (3.5 per 100,000 persons) for the rate of confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations. Since this pandemic began in March, we have learned that socialization with persons outside of your household and sustained activities in indoor settings contribute significantly to the transmission of the virus. Virginians must continue to practice the measures that we know work to stem the spread of the virus: wash your hands, avoid touching your face, avoid gatherings, and wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors. Therefore, additional measures are necessary to protect public health and stem the spread of COVID-19.


View the entire order using the link below.

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-72-and-Order-of-Public-Health-Emergency-Nine-Common-Sense-Surge-Restrictions-Certain-Temporary-Restrictions-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf



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