NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

The Coming Together Again Safely Campaign
Current Information for Nelson County, VA as of July 19, 2021​

Join us for the Coming Together Again Safely Cookout and Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, August 7th from 5-7 pm at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, Virginia. [Google Maps]

 

This is a free public event. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers!

 

There will be a raffle with awesome prizes for those who have already received their COVID-19 vaccine, received their COVID-19 vaccine onsite at the mobile clinic, or have an existing appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Participate in our raffle for some awesome prizes!!!

You are eligible to enter our raffle if you:

  • have already received your COVID-19 vaccine

  • receive your COVID-19 vaccine onsite at the mobile clinic

  • have an existing appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine

You may enter the raffle in person at the cookout or by filling out this Google Form.

You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to claim your prize.

Not able to make the cookout? 

Nelson County Health Department (434-263-8315) is hosting vaccination clinics every Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

 

You can also check with your provider or these local pharmacies that also carry COVID-19 vaccines:

  • Walgreens Lovingston (434-263-4224)

  • CVS Amherst (434-946-2702)

  • Scottsville Pharmacy (434-286-6009)

 

Need a ride to get your vaccine?

Blue Ridge Health District launched an initiative with JAUNT to provide free transportation to vaccination clinics. Please provide at least 24 hr notice (434-296-3184).

Do you have Medicare?

If so, you can get vaccinated at home for free!

Contact your provider to schedule your visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) if your provider is unable to visit you.

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines?

Call the Nelson County hotline at 434-263-3333, courtesy of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue, where you can speak to nurses and doctors about your concerns.

Do you need help registering for the vaccine at another location?

Call the BRHD COVID-19 hotline at 434-972-6261.

Any additional questions?

Please email us at nelson@fouroxen.org

The Coming Together Again Safely campaign will improve access by:

  • listing where to get vaccinated in the Nelson County area with websites and phone numbers to make appointments

  • including the local COVID-19 vaccination hotline phone number to call for help in registering 

  • including information to access a public transportation initiative between JAUNT and the Blue Ridge Health District

  • including information for Medicare recipients’ eligibility for free in-home vaccination

  • encouraging our neighbors to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their community. Coming Together Again Safely emphasizes traditional norms of playing a supportive role to neighbors.

  • incentivizing registration through raffle prizes and an end-of-summer cook-out where we can Come Together Again Safely and celebrate everyone’s hard work over the past year

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Health Equity is often defined as:
1) equitable access to health care based on equal need,
2) health care utilization matched for equal need,
3) equal quality of care for all
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Challenges to rural communities:
- lack of broadband internet & access to information,
- lack of public transportation,
- economic tolls such as lost wages from taking time off from work 

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Alleviating barriers & gaining access
- collaboration & partnership building
- asset & capacity mapping
- technical assistance
- resource mobilization
- mailing campaign
- community event/raffle (incentive)

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