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Local vaccine clinic to close

City of Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Director Tyrone Franklin received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Greater Williamsburg Clinic in March. (WYDaily/Photo by Gabrielle Rente)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg has announced that it will be closing the Greater Williamsburg Clinic on Friday, May 14.

Operating out of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, 101 Visitor Center Dr., this collaborative effort from the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and William & Mary, opened Jan. 22, 2021.

Since its opening, the clinic has administered 21,715 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The City of Williamsburg reports that during its three months of operation, the clinic has not wasted a single dose.

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“I am so proud of what we have accomplished as a community with this clinic,” said Williamsburg City Manager Andrew O. Trivette.

The City of Williamsburg cites the reason for the closure is greater availability of vaccines, which has decreased the demand for a mass vaccination clinic.

The clinic will still be administering doses on Friday, but primarily to those receiving their second dose of the Moderna vaccine. It will be accepting patients for the first dose, but those who do receive it must go elsewhere for their second dose.

Additionally, the clinic’s information line (1-877-724-1954) will remain open through May 31, 2021. The purpose will be to aid residents in finding a nearby appointment for the vaccine.

James City County Administrator Scott Stevens praised the staff and volunteers that worked at the clinic. He said, “They are part of the heroes among us. Thank you and job well done!”

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