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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Greater Williamsburg Clinic in Visitor Center to Close on May 14

The Greater Williamsburg Clinic, operating out of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, will administer its last doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, May 14, 2021.

As vaccine supply has become more available in more places, the demand for a mass vaccination clinic has diminished. Increasingly, the clinic has had difficulty filling open and no-show appointments. 

The clinic will be administering the Moderna vaccine on its last day, primarily second doses to people who previously received their first dose at the Greater Williamsburg Clinic. Though people can schedule first-dose appointments for May 14 online or walk in day-of, they will need to find a second-dose appointment elsewhere. Open vaccine appointments in the area can be found at vaccines.gov.

The clinic’s information line — 877-724-1954 — will remain open through May 31, 2021, to help guide people in the Greater Williamsburg area find an available vaccine appointment nearby.

The Greater Williamsburg Clinic has been a collaborative effort from the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Virginia Department of Health, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and William & Mary. Since its opening on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, the clinic has administered 21,715 doses of the Moderna vaccine out of 2,171.5 vials. In more than three months of operation, the clinic has not wasted a single dose of the vaccine.

“I am so proud of what we have accomplished as a community with this clinic,” City Manager Andrew O. Trivette said. “Challenges such as mobilizing public and private partners, organizing volunteers, asking staff to work on days off, and navigating complicated regulatory requirements have all been overcome to vaccinate thousands of teachers in the early days of the clinic, thousands of residents of Greater Williamsburg, and now, in the final days of the clinic, thousands of W&M students. It is a remarkable accomplishment of dedicated public servants.”

“From the initial problems of vaccine supply and scheduling issues, our staff and volunteers did an amazing job of working together to solve every roadblock put in front of them,” James City County Administrator Scott Stevens said. “They are part of the heroes among us. Thank you and job well done!”

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