How to get a vaccine if you haven’t already received one
From: Human Resources
More than 4,500 employees received vaccines during employee clinics over the last few weeks. More than 7,000 employees have been vaccinated through Virginia Tech’s partnership with the New River Health District (NHRD) and VDH. The VDH continues to lead vaccine distribution for the commonwealth, and Virginia Tech continues to support the department's efforts.
For employees who may have missed the recent employee vaccine clinics, there are still ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees in the New River Valley:
The New River Valley Health District (NRHD) recently announced that they began providing vaccinations to everyone ages 16 and older who live or work in the district. Read the full NRHD press release.
- Appointments are required to receive a vaccine. Use the Everbridge automated scheduled system or call the Vaccine Scheduling Center at 540-838-8222 to make an appointment.
- Use this process for first vaccine doses only.
- There are also intermittent opportunities to schedule your own appointment when there are appointments that have not been booked at community clinics.
- If you received your vaccine through the health department and need to schedule a second dose, call the NRHD call center (540-838-8222, press 5 for list of locations for any given week) 3 to 6 weeks after receiving your first Pfizer does or 4 to 6 weeks after receiving your first Moderna dose. Please take the vaccination card you were given when you received your first dose, your Hokie Passport or most recent pay statement, and a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Screening and Encounter Form.
- Check availability at local pharmacies by going to www.vaccinefinder.org and entering your zip code.
Employees outside the New River Valley:
- In addition to the information below, several clinics have been announced for the Roanoke-Alleghany Health District, including one that allows for walk-ins. They are listed below:
- Click here to schedule for Tuesday, April 20th - Berglund Center - Pfizer WALK-INS WELCOME 11am - 3:30pm
- Click here to schedule for Tuesday, April 20th – New Castle Fire Station (Craig) - Moderna
- Click here to schedule for the morning of Wednesday, April 21st - First Christian Church - Family Life Center (Covington) - Moderna
- Click here to schedule for the afternoon of Wednesday, April 21st - First Christian Church - Family Life Center (Covington) - Moderna
- Click here to schedule for Wednesday, April 21st - Berglund Center - Pfizer
- Continue to pay attention to guidance from the VDH as well as the health districts of their worksite and their residence, as they may be different. All employees are encouraged to follow the pre-registration guidance for the health districts most relevant to them as eligibility may open at different rates.
- If you haven’t already, pre-register for the vaccine through the statewide survey. Pre-registering and keeping your information up to date will help ensure that when a vaccine is available, you will receive it as quickly as possible.
- Check availability for both first and second doses at local pharmacies by going to www.vaccinefinder.org and entering your zip code.
Voluntary vaccine reporting survey:
The university is currently asking employees to participate in a voluntary vaccine reporting survey; vaccine reporting is confidential with only aggregate totals being reported.
If you have recently had COVID or an illness with a fever:
Please note, that those in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 or who have another illness with a fever are not eligible for a vaccine until these conditions are resolved. Those who have had COVID-19 and received monoclonal antibodies or plasma treatment are not eligible to receive a vaccine until 90 days after treatment. Those who have had a vaccine within the last 14 days should wait to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine until 14 days have elapsed since their other vaccination.
Follow good health guidelines:
Please stay vigilant and adhere to the university and public health guidelines:
- Avoid Close contact situations.
- Avoid Crowds.
- Avoid Closed, poorly ventilated spaces.
- Wear Masks.
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the health and safety of our university communities.