DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — The City of Danville shared a statement on Wednesday evening in response to those traveling across Virginia in an attempt to get vaccinated at the mass vaccination site.
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Arnold Hendrix, Danville's public information officer, shared the following:
Over the past few days, word has spread to college campuses throughout Virginia that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Danville Mall is accepting walk-ins because of a perceived oversupply of vaccines. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management-run clinic has worked to accommodate individuals who have traveled to Danville without an appointment or invitation, but that will change starting tomorrow due to lack of vaccine. The State has issued a press release urging individuals without an appointment or invitation not to travel to any of the CVC sites.
As a result, Danville City Manager Ken Larking said that anyone traveling to Danville without an appointment and hoping to receive a shot risks being turned away due to the lack of vaccine.
"We are discouraging people from just showing up," Larking said. "The state has adjusted the supply of vaccines in Danville to match the Phase 1 of demand in our area, so there is a good chance people traveling to Danville from outside our area for a vaccine will not get a shot."
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Anyone who lives or works in Virginia can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling 877-829-4682.