MARION, Va. (WJHL) — The three well being districts that cowl far Southwest Virginia are shifting to Section 2 of COVID-19 vaccination, which is able to enable these 16 and older to get vaccinated.
The Mount Rogers, Cumberland Plateau, and Lenowisco well being districts will transfer to the brand new vaccination part on Wednesday.
“The transition to Section 2 implies that all residents of far Southwest Virginia age 16 and older at the moment are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine,” Dr. Karen Shelton, well being director, stated in a information launch. “We’re overjoyed to make this transition and be capable of vaccinate all of our grownup inhabitants. Vaccination is our greatest means out of this pandemic and again towards regular life.”
Shelton stated the Pfizer vaccine is the one vaccine accepted for 16 and 17 yr olds.
To seek out vaccine appointments, go to vaccinefinder.org or your native well being district’s web site:
- Mount Rogers Health District: Contains Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bristol and Galax.
- Cumberland Plateau Health District: Contains Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties.
- Lenowisco Health District: Contains the counties of Lee, Clever, and Scott and the Metropolis of Norton.