Cumberland Plateau Health District

VDH is currently preparing to provide booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Virginians, pending guidance from the Federal government. Once final recommendations have been released, VDH will provide guidance to Virginians about accessing a booster dose. Thank you for your patience while we wait for final guidance before finding a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. More information can be found on the VDH Situation Summary webpage.

Serving Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Counties

“Protecting You and Your Environment ~ Better Health, Better Home, Better Horizons!”

Virginia COVID Information Center
877-ASK-VDH3 • (877) 275-8343
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Virginia Department of Health Cumberland Plateau Health District

The mission of the Cumberland Plateau Health District (CPHD) is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, and environmental protection.

Interested in a Monkeypox Vaccine?

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Cumberland Plateau Health District are responding to an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. For information on monkeypox in Virginia, please visit the VDH monkeypox website. If you are a healthcare provider, please visit the monkeypox website for healthcare providers

The LENOWISCO Health District is working to ensure that residents who have been exposed or are at high risk of being exposed to monkeypox receive a vaccination.  If you are interested in receiving a monkeypox vaccination, please complete our interest form HERE or call your local health department: Buchanan 276-935-4591, Dickenson 276-926-4979, Russell 276-889-7621, Tazewell 276-988-5585.

Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Cumberland Plateau Health District Current Vaccination Phase- Phase 2

Who is eligible?

Everyone 12 and older who lives or works in Cumberland Plateau Health District


The FDA authorization for a 3rd dose of vaccine applies to those who received Pfizer or Moderna.  This dose not apply to individuals who received Johnson and Johnson vaccine. For those who received one of the two mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna), they will also need to attest verbally that they meet the criteria of immunocompromised.  Individuals do not have to present with a written order but must self-attest they meet one of the immunocompromised conditions.

Examples of immunocompromised includes but are not limited to:
  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
  • Asplenia (no spleen)
  • chronic kidney failure/dialysis

This is NOT the "booster" vaccine, this is an approved 3rd dose for those individuals who are moderately and severely immunocompromised. This additional 3rd dose does NOT include any new protections from the variant strands and is intended for those individuals with immune system complications to further build additional protection from COVID. Only individuals who meet the following criteria should currently get a 3rd dose:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. Those getting a second dose should wait for a minimum of 28 days after receiving your second dose to receive your 3rd. If you do not fall into one of the above categories, please wait for an official Booster shot to be released to help protect you from the COVID variants.

Please visit to register for a FREE COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Cumberland Plateau Health District Contact Information

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(276) 415-3430

Contact your local health department

For medical assistance, contact your primary care provider or your nearest urgent care facility.

For More Information:

Cumberland Plateau Information page

CDC Information Page

VDH COVID-19 Information

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