The Virginia Department Health (VDH) has announced that a state-run Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will open Oct. 14, 2021, at the former Sears location at Valley View Mall, located at 4812 Valley View Blvd NW Roanoke, VA 24012. The Valley View Mall location will offer vaccination appointments from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with last appointments at 7:30 p.m.
Appointments for a free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot are available to any Virginian 65 years old and older, or those over 18 with underlying medical conditions or who live or work in a high risk setting, and who received the second dose of their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine six months or more ago. In addition, individuals seeking their first dose of Johnson and Johnson, their first or second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or those who are immunosuppressed and need a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, may also receive them at no cost. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins also will be accepted.
To make an appointment, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. Have vaccine questions or need help scheduling? Contact the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) COVID-19 hotline at 540-613-6597.
Those who have an appointment should plan to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the appointment time. Anyone who has received a prior COVID-19 vaccine should bring their vaccine card or their vaccine record with a QR code. If you need a copy of your vaccine record, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov.
“We appreciate the support of VDH’s central office in the ongoing effort to vaccinate our community. This site will provide a convenient location for residents across the region to get vaccinated. Vaccination remains the best way to end the pandemic,” said Dr. Cynthia Morrow, RCAHD Health Director.
“We continue to encourage individuals who are not yet vaccinated to get their vaccine as soon as possible as they are at the highest risk of severe illness and death due to COVID-19.”
Anyone 12 years or older who lives or works in Virginia is eligible to be vaccinated. Those under 18 years of age require the presence of a parent or guardian. To learn more about COVID-19, use this link.