VDH schedules flu shot clinics

Flu-VaccinesFlu season is less than a month away, and health officials are opening walk-in vaccination clinics around the Roanoke Valley. Dr. Stephanie Harper, Director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, says health department offices are taking walk-ins on Fridays. Vaccinations are also offered Wednessdays and Saturdays at the Community Wellness Center at Valley View Mall. Dr. Harper says the vaccinations are available as shots and nasal spray.

 

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GET THE FLU SHOT NOW AT MALL, LOCAL HEALTH OFFICES

 

(ROANOKE, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now offers flu shots at Valley View Mall in Roanoke and at local health departments in Covington, Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Craig and Botetourt. Walk-in and appointment times are available. All Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Department Offices will have Walk-In service on Fridays. The Community Wellness Center, located at Valley View Mall, will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. VDH accepts all forms of insurance and can make arrangements for people who are not insured or underinsured, at no out of pocket cost.

VDH recommends flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age or older. “The vaccine is the best way to protect those you love from illness caused by the flu and its consequences. It is widely and conveniently available, so don’t miss the opportunity to get vaccinated,” commented Stephanie Harper, M.D., director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts.

Flu clinic schedules are as follows. Please call your local health department to make an appointment, or if you have questions.

 

The Community Wellness Center at Valley View Mall

Community Wellness Center- lower level next to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Clinics are through December on Wednesdays and Saturdays (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day)

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 27 and 30, December 21, 25 and 28

 

Roanoke City Health Department

1502 Williamson Rd., N.E., 2nd floor, Roanoke

Walk-in clinic Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Thursdays (4 to 6 p.m.)

Call 540-283-5050 for an appointment, or to check on additional walk-in hours.

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 28 and 29

 

Salem Health Department

105 East Calhoun St., Salem

Walk-in clinic Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Call 540-387-5530 for an appointment, or to check on additional walk-in hours.

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 29

 

Vinton Health Department

227 S. Pollard St., Vinton

Walk-in clinic Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Call 540-759-3636 for an appointment, or to check on additional walk-in hours.

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 29

 

Covington Health Department

321 Beech St., Covington

Walk-in clinic Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Call 540-962-2173 for an appointment, or to check on additional walk-in hours.

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 29

 

Craig County Health Department

161 Main St., New Castle

Walk-in clinic Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Call 540-864-5136 for an appointment, or to check on additional walk-in hours.

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 29

 

Botetourt County Health Department

21 Academy St., Fincastle

Walk-in clinic Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Call 540-473-8240 for an appointment, or to check on additional walk-in hours.

Note: CLINICS ARE CLOSED November 29

 

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