Touch a Truck provides the unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool — all in one place! Children are allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help build, protect, and serve our community.
SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron), first reported to WHO on November 24, 2021, has been designated a variant of concern. Mutations in Omicron might increase transmissibility, confer resistance to therapeutics, or partially escape infection- or vaccine-induced immunity.
While Delta remains the dominant strain in the U.S. at this time, cases of the new variant are expected to ‘dramatically increase’ during the Christmas holidays.
Differing slightly differ from the well-known trio of ‘fever, cough and loss of smell’, the five Omicron symptoms to watch out for are:
- Night sweats
- Scratchy throat
- Dry cough
- Mild muscle aches
The Madison Free Clinic remains committed to helping protect the health of our community. We are pleased to offer rapid PCR tests at no cost for persons age 5 and up who live or work in Madison County. Please give us a call at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment (no walk-ins, please).
Need a 1st, 2nd, or booster vaccine? Please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find a location near you.
Etlan Community Church and The Farm Connection are placing a tractor-trailer in the old Food World/General Store parking lot on Washington
Street to accept items to send to Mayfield. They need basic supplies
and boxes/plastic totes. See the attached list for the exact items
requested. (Clothes and furniture are not requested right now because
there’s simply nowhere to put them.)
What: Tornado relief supplies
Where: 634 Washington Street, Town of Madison
When: 12-2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. December 13 to 20th.
Questions? 540-661-2412 or 434-806-8827
More ways to help:
On November 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all adults 18 years of age and older are now eligible to get a booster shot. Thanksgiving is a time when we gather, often indoors, with others. This can lead to an increased risk of disease spread, which can be deadly for those who are vulnerable.
Do you need to be tested for COVID-19? If you live or work in Madison County and need to be tested in order to return to work or school, please call us at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment (no walk-ins, please).
- Find a COVID-19 Vaccination Site Near You:
- Need a Copy of Your Vaccination Card?
We strongly recommend those who are age 65+ or have underlying medical conditions get a booster dose. Have a Happy and SAFE Thanksgiving!
After being authorized for emergency use in December 2020, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is the first in the U.S. to be fully FDA-approved, under the new name, Comirnaty. Learn more about what’s changed now that the vaccine is approved, who’s eligible to get it, and its effectiveness against COVID-19. Then go get vaccinated.
Out of an abundance of caution for our vulnerable patients, please do not walk in to the Clinic without having called us at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Our regular business hours are:
- Tue 3-6PM
- Wed 9-Noon
- Thu 4-7 PM
- Fri by appointment
All visitors are required to wear a mask covering one’s nose and mouth at all times. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, please let us know when you call, and we may arrange to come out to your car to conduct a screening.Americares Immediate Alert - CDC Recommendation 7.27
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The Madison Free Clinic is no longer offering COVID-19 testing, nor are we providing vaccinations. For up-to-date information, please visit the Rappahannock-Rapidan District of the Virginia Department of Health at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock-rapidan/.
Vaccinations are available at the Madison Health Dept- Every Wednesday from 8-11 & 1-3. If you need assistance by phone, please call 540-308-6072.
For information about where to get tested for COVID-19, please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/.
The Madison County Department of Social Services (DSS) is the local agency that administers the benefits and service programs established by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Madison DSS is the agency that County citizens should contact for information and application assistance for various programs, including: Child Care Assistance; Energy Assistance (fuel, crisis, cooling, weatherization); SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – food stamps); Medical Assistance (Medicaid or FAMIS) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
If you need assistance applying for any services that DSS provides, we’re here to help! Simply call the Free Clinic at 540-948-3667 during business hours to schedule an appointment with a volunteer right here in our office. You’ll receive confidential, one-on-one help, customized for your personal situation.
This service is free and open to all residents of Madison County. You do not need to be a Free Clinic patient to participate.
For more information about the services that are available to you, please visit https://www.commonhelp.virginia.gov/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · February 17, 2021
Office of the Governor
Governor Northam Unveils Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System
~ Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information ~
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today invited Virginians to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The Commonwealth’s new, centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they are on the waitlist, and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program.
“Virginians have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, and these new tools will help them get answers, get pre-registered, and most importantly, get vaccinated,” said Governor Northam. “While our vaccine supply remains limited, we are doing everything we can to acquire more doses and put shots into the arms of eligible individuals in a safe, efficient, and equitable manner. I thank everyone for staying patient and continuing to follow public health guidance so we can mitigate the spread of this dangerous virus.”
Virginia’s new website and call center are designed to streamline vaccine pre-registration by bringing disparate processes from local health departments together under one unified system. Virginians who previously pre-registered for the vaccine through their local health district do not need to sign up again. Those who have already pre-registered have been automatically transferred to the centralized system, and their pre-registration status will not be affected. Data migration will continue throughout the week and it may take several days for everyone to appear in the new system.
Virginia is also launching a new call center for those who prefer to pre-register by phone. The call center is open seven days a week, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and help people get pre-registered. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service is available to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a callback and avoid having to stay on hold. Call volume is expected to be very high during the first week of operation.
To complete your pre-registration, you will be asked to provide some basic information to determine your eligibility. You will not be asked for your social security number or your immigration status. Anyone who pre-registers will receive a pre-registration confirmation and a reference code that can be used to verify that you are still on the waitlist. Individuals can also specify whether they prefer to be contacted by phone, text, or email.
Pre-registration gives Virginians the opportunity to get updates about vaccine availability and to make an appointment when vaccine supply allows—it does not provide immediate access to a vaccine. When you become eligible, you will receive instructions from your local health department on how to schedule an appointment.
More than 12 percent of Virginia’s population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine. Across the country, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine currently far exceeds supply, and it is expected to take several months to reach all individuals who want to be vaccinated. The Commonwealth is prioritizing individuals who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and those who work in certain critical industries, based on public health guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Virginians who qualify for Groups 1A and 1B are currently eligible for vaccinations. This includes health care personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, people age 65 and older, frontline essential workers, those living and working in homeless shelters and correctional facilities, and individuals with underlying medical conditions or disabilities that increase their risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine.