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Riverside Health System to Host Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Across Coastal Virginia

September 23, 2021
Riverside Flu COVID Vaccine Event

Riverside Health System is proud to announce it will host several free clinics throughout the region in order to further promote both flu and COVID-19 vaccination. These drive-thru and walk-up clinics will allow patients 12 and older to receive the flu and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at the same time, with one in each arm; this includes second and third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with proof of prior vaccination.

Additionally, under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), COVID-19 booster shots are currently available to those 65 and older and those at risk of severe illness, including healthcare workers. Those who are eligible may be administered a single Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster dose at least six months after the first two doses to provide additional immunity with proof of prior vaccination. As soon as Riverside has more information regarding approval of COVID-19 booster shots for other individuals, we will provide an update.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, masking will be required at all times at the clinic. Additionally, temperature checks and safety screenings will be required prior to any patient receiving a flu shot.

Patients must confirm they have none of the following symptoms:
● Fever (100.4+)
● Cough
● Sore throat
● Chills
● Muscle pain
● Fatigue
● New loss of taste or smell
● Headache
● Diarrhea
● Difficulty breathing
● Nausea or vomiting
● Shortness of breath
● Congestion or runny nose

Patients who are sick or show any of the symptoms noted above should contact their physician before getting the flu vaccination.

In addition, patients who are under evaluation for COVID-19, waiting on viral test results, diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation, or have had prolonged contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 should also contact their physician before getting the flu or COVID-19 vaccination. There will be no COVID-19 testing at these clinics, so prior confirmation is recommended before receiving either vaccination.

Riverside is committed to caring for the community and encourages any resident not yet vaccinated to stop by one of these clinics in order to help improve health outcomes throughout the region. Getting vaccinated before flu activity begins helps protect once flu season starts. Influenza, similar to COVID-19, is a highly contagious respiratory illness. The body’s immune system will take roughly two weeks to protect following vaccination from both illnesses.

Please see below for dates and locations:

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Medical Offices/Newport Square
856 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Outdoor Clinic (park and walk-up)
Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center – Peninsula
12650 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Medical Office Building – Hampton
850 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
7519 Hospital Dr. in Gloucester

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Ave. in Williamsburg

Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Cancer Care Center (on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center)
12100 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Family Medicine at the Brentwood Medical Center
10510 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News

Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Drive-Thru Flu Clinic
No COVID-19 vaccines available
Eastern Shore Family Medicine
10085 William F. Bernart Circle in Nassawadox

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Walk-In Vaccine Clinic
COVID-19 vaccines available
Riverside Shore Medical Center at Metompkin
17385 Lankford Highway in Parksley

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Primary Care Community Clinic/Community Free Clinic of Newport News
727 – 25th St. in Newport News

Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Drive-Thru Clinic
Riverside Medical Office Building – Hampton
850 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton

For more information on the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, visit riversideonline.com/flu.