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Alexandria using Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School for COVID-19 testing and vaccine pilot

The Alexandria Health Department has launched a COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinic at the Teen Wellness Center in an effort to get more 12-to-19-year-olds vaccinated.

The pilot will help the department figure out how to incorporate it into the school system, acting AHD Director Dr. Anne Gaddy told City Council and School Board members in a meeting Monday night.

So far, about 65% of city residents over the age of 16 have been at least partially vaccinated, as AHD works toward goal of getting 80% of that population (106,618 people) fully vaccinated.

“They don’t have to be attending T.C. to be able to get the vaccine,” Gaddy said. “The appointments are open not only to students, but to parents as well as to school staff.”

To date, 75,428 residents have been fully vaccinated and 90,319 residents have been partially vaccinated. There have been 11,880 COVID-19 cases reported in the City, and 139 deaths.

It is relatively easy process to get a vaccine. Anyone over the age of 12 is able to get the vaccine for free.

“Many of our grocery stores and pharmacies have the capacity to be able to offer you a walk-in shot, as do as any of our clinics and many other medical providers,” said AHD population health manager Natalie Talis. There’s really options all over the city, all of them are free, and you do not require insurance or an ID to get your vaccines.”

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