No appointment needed to get a COVID vaccine at the Berglund Center on Thursday

Moderna vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis

ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are offering their first walk-in clinic in Roanoke on Thursday.

On April 15, anyone 18 and older can go to The Berglund Center to get a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

People won’t need to register for an appointment, and the vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“To date, more than 170,000 first and second doses of vaccine have been administered in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts,” said Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts health director Cynthia Morrow. “Vaccine supplies into our district have increased significantly which allows the opportunity for people to get their vaccinations at our clinic without an appointment on Thursday.”

All previously scheduled clinic appointments will still happen at their designated times.

Until now, doses had been given out by appointment only, but the health districts finally have enough supply to be able to offer more flexibility.

While demand has also slowed down in the last couple weeks, the focus now is on convenience and reaching new groups of people.

“This is the kind of clinic that might be easier if folks hear about it but they really don’t have a great computer connection or they don’t have a lot of comfort with technology, they don’t have to worry about that tomorrow,” said Christie Wills, communications officer for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts.


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