Page County will host the next community COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the Lord Fairfax Health District, Health Director Dr. Colin Greene said on Wednesday.
The point of dispensing will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Page County High School, 184 Panther Drive, Shenandoah. Those 65 and older will be vaccinated.
Valley Health, which has had a full vaccine schedule for the past few days, opened its vaccination appointment link for a brief time on Wednesday until time slots quickly filled up again. The link will be up again at noon on Thursday to schedule appointments for Friday.
A notice at the site as of Wednesday morning reads: [T]o make vaccine registration more accessible and predictable, we will post registration links to this page every weekday at 12pm (noon). If new appointments are not available, we will communicate that message on this page at 12 noon. We are still working to provide a phone line for those who do not have internet access and wish to register to receive a vaccine.
Another notice, under the heading “Virginia Residents — Online Registration Now Available” reads: As timeslots fill, we periodically remove links so that we can review the lists to make sure that people meet the age and group requirements. This may result in slots opening back up, which is why you may see links opening and closing again quickly.
The link became available Wednesday after Valley Health received a shipment of 3,000 vaccines from the state of Virginia.
Vaccination clinics through Valley Health are by appointment online. Point of dispensing locations are at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Warren Memorial, Page Memorial and the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center at Shenandoah University.
Clinics through the health district are scheduled according to need and availability of vaccinations, health-care staff and other volunteers. The district has offered two clinics this month, both in Clarke County, which vaccinated a total of 2,160 people.
For information on upcoming community point of dispensing locations, visit vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases or call 877-275-8343.
A page for second-dose clinics — for people who still need a booster shot — is available at vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/covid-19-vaccine-clinics
The VDH reports that 320,593 people statewide have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 16,031.
It also reports that 39,458 people are fully vaccinated, up 2,632.
Locally, Frederick County reported 4,047 doses administered as of Wednesday (up 35), along with 670 people fully vaccinated (up two).
Winchester reported 4,890 doses (up 26) and 804 fully vaccinated (up two).
Clarke County reported 1,396 doses (up 19) and 90 fully vaccinated (no change).
Warren County reported 1,745 doses (up 20) and 203 fully vaccinated (up one).
Shenandoah County reported 3,148 doses (up 265) and 253 fully vaccinated (no change).
Page County reported 1,033 doses (up 94) and 95 fully vaccinated (up one).
On Wednesday, Frederick added 82 cases, Shenandoah 31, Page 15, Warren 11, Winchester 17 and Clarke 12.
Hospitalizations were reported in Shenandoah and Winchester (one each) and deaths in Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Winchester (one each).
Elsewhere in the region, Harrisonburg has reported 5,084 cases (up four), 142 hospitalizations and 56 deaths (up one)
Rockingham County has reported 5,121 cases (up 24), 257 hospitalizations (down one) and 64 deaths (up one).
Area public school divisions have updated their online dashboards with active cases, though data on full-time home-based students and staff may not be available.
Shenandoah schools have 21 student cases (up eight) and six staff cases (down one).
Signal Knob, Central High and Stonewall Jackson High each have one new student case. Strasburg High and North Fork Middle each have two new student cases. W.W. Robinson Elementary has one new staff case. Triplett Tech and Massanutten Regional Governor’s School have one new student case between them, which could be duplicates from other high schools.
Robinson and Peter Muhlenberg Middle are on virtual learning models through at least Friday.
Warren schools have 12 student cases (down three) and five staff cases (down one), along with 86 students (down 28) and 20 staff members (up three) quarantining.
Hilda J. Barbour Elementary has one less staff case. Ressie Jeffries Elementary has one new staff case. Skyline Middle, Warren County Middle and Warren County High each have one less student case. Central Administrative Support Services has three more staff cases.
Winchester schools have six staff cases (down three) and seven student cases (down five).
John Handley High has one less student case. Daniel Morgan Middle has one more staff case and two fewer student cases. Daniel Morgan Intermediate and Garland R. Quarles Elementary each have one less student case.
The dashboard also lists 14 staff members (down six) and 107 students (down 11) on active self-quarantine.
Clarke schools have no active cases but are listing 11 students (down six) and one staff member (down one) quarantining.
In Frederick, Evendale, Greenwood Mill, Jordan Springs and Stonewall Elementary; Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Frederick County and Robert E. Aylor Middle; Millbrook High and James Wood High each have one new student case. Millbrook has two new staff cases, Admiral Byrd and Stonewall each have one new staff case, and the Transportation Department has two new staff cases.