AUGUSTA HEALTH COVID AND VACCINE UPDATE: May 23, 2022

Current Vaccine Dose at Augusta Health:

  • Total dose given at Augusta Health Vaccination Clinics: 117,717
  • Members of the community fully integrated into AH Vaccination Clinics: 47,541
  • Promoters 26,678
  • Children aged 5-11 3,299

Current COVID Status

The CDC has raised the COVID-19 level in our community. Please remember:

  • Wear a mask: People with COVID-19 positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask to protect others;
  • Take the COVID-19 test if you have symptoms;
  • Stay tuned for vaccines;
  • Wash your hands and walk away socially.

Masking is required at all Augusta Health facilities. The new visit policy restrictions went into effect on May 23, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. Available at: https://www.augustahealth.com/patients-visitors/visitor-resources/visiting-information/

Augusta Health’s COVID census is growing. After admissions below 0, the census for the last two weeks has been between 10 and 15 patients a day. Our current COVID-19 hospital census is 12, and there have been three deaths in the last week. On Monday, May 23, 24 hours before 9:00 a.m., 20 new positive COVID-19 cases were diagnosed at Augusta Health testing sites. There were 35 positive cases in Sunday’s report and 24 positive cases in Saturday’s report. COVID tests are available at Augusta Health Care Centers.

Test centers and MABS (monoclonal antibody) infusion clinics are busy.

In the week of May 8-14, the positive test rate for Augusta Health was 23.1%. For the week of May 1st to 7th, the rate was 21.2%. In April, the rate was 11.1%.

Vaccination eligibility
PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT VACCINE OR BOOSTER at vaccinate.augustahealth.com. Please bring your COVID insertion card booster appointment.

The eligibility criteria for each type of vaccine and the time required for the third and fourth doses are set out at https://vaccinate.augustahealth.com/vaccine-appointments/.

Pediatric vaccination clinics – including 5 to 11 year olds – are in the planning stages and will be scheduled when resources are available.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please call Augusta Health Vaccination Center at 540.332.5122.

Vaccines in Primary Care Offices
The vaccine against COVID-19 continues Augusta Medical Group primary care offices. Patients wishing to receive a vaccine or booster from their personal physician should contact the physician’s office to schedule the next available vaccination appointment block.

Community Based Clinics
Augusta Health will offer a community clinic at Grottoes Church of the Brethren on Thursday, May 26, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Community organizations wishing to partner with Augusta Health for the Vaccination Clinic can contact [email protected] for more information on the requirements.

Large Vaccination Clinics in Waynesboro Primary Care / Emergency Care
The address is 201 Lew Dewitt Boulevard in Waynesborne.

Please make an appointment for these clinics.
Go to vaccinate.augustahealth.com for links and to schedule an appointment. Information, links, and criteria for each new clinic are published as available. The following clinics are:

  • Tuesday, May 24: Pfizer and Moderna Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up.

The first dose, second dose, and booster dose are available for ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is only available to 12-17 year olds. Anyone over the age of 18 can get any vaccine. A parent of the guardian must be present to authorize the vaccination of a child under the age of 18 years. Please check the criteria before registering.

  • Wednesday, May 25: Pfizer and Moderna clinics from 3pm to 6pm for over 12s.

The first dose, second dose, and booster dose are available for ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is only available to 12-17 year olds. Anyone over the age of 18 can get any vaccine. A parent of the guardian must be present to authorize the vaccination of a child under the age of 18 years. Please check the criteria before registering.

  • Friday, Friday, May 27: Pfizer and Moderna Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up.

The first dose, second dose, and booster dose are available for ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is only available to 12-17 year olds. Anyone over the age of 18 can get any vaccine. A guardian’s parent must be present to authorize the vaccination of a child under the age of 18 years. Please check the criteria before registering.

  • Wednesday, June 1: Pfizer and Moderna clinics from 3pm to 5pm for over 12s.

The first dose, second dose, and booster dose are available for ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is only available to 12-17 year olds. Anyone over the age of 18 can get any vaccine. A parent of the guardian must be present to authorize the vaccination of a child under the age of 18 years. Please check the criteria before registering.

  • Friday, June 3: Pfizer and Moderna Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up.

The first dose, second dose, and booster dose are available for ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is only available to 12-17 year olds. Anyone over the age of 18 can get any vaccine. A guardian’s parent must be present to authorize the vaccination of a child under the age of 18 years. Please check the criteria before registering.

Vaccination Call Center
Not everyone has internet access. Others just have questions. For help, call Augusta Health Vaccination Center at 540.332.5122. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions and help schedule appointments for vaccinations.

We are grateful to continue our partnership with CSHD as we work together to provide vaccinations to all communities in need.

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