New River Health District

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Monkeypox Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the New River 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 New River 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 think you may be at greater risk for exposure to monkeypox, please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire found here:

Please note: this is NOT a preregistration for the vaccine and completing the form does NOT guarantee you will be vaccinated. If you are eligible for the vaccine, a VDH representative will contact you to discuss further. You can also reach out to your local health department with any questions or concerns.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

If you have specific questions regarding COVID-19, please call your local health department. Normal operating hours of the health department 8am-4:30pm M-F, except state holidays.

COVID vaccines: The CDC has authorized the use of the covid-19 vaccine for all people greater than 6 months of age. We recommend parents and guardians speak with their child’s pediatrician with any questions about the covid-19 vaccine. Please visit the CDC website for more information regarding covid-19 vaccinations for children.

The health department now has the Novavax vaccine available. Please call the health department if you have questions about, or interest in, this vaccine. Vaccines and boosters are readily available through the health department, local pharmacies, and primary care physicians. Please speak with your primary care doctor or call your local health department with any questions regarding the most up-to-date information about what vaccines are authorized and who should receive boosters.

We are currently vaccinating all individuals age 6 months and older (individuals under the age of 18 need parental consent). Vaccines are free, provided at no cost to the individual. Please visit Vase+ Vaccine Appointments Scheduling or call your local health department to schedule a vaccine appointment.

COVID testing:

Now offering flu shots to those 6-months and older. Contact your local health department to schedule an appointment.

New River Health District

The New River Health District is comprised of the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford, Virginia. District Office headquarters are located in the Montgomery County Health Department in Christiansburg.

News & Events

Do you rely on a well, spring, or cistern? Do you ever wonder about the quality of your water? Do you want to learn more about taking care of your water system and keeping your water safe? If you answered yes to these questions, the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is sponsoring local drinking water clinics to help you learn more about caring for your private water system. Click here for more information! For information on emergency closings and/or delayed openings: -Call the Montgomery County Health Department at 540-585-3300 -Watch WSLS10 -Listen to Vibe 100, 100.1FM or 610 AM; Q99, 99.1FM; K92, 92.3FM; 94.9 Star Country, 94.9FM; or 960AM News Talk Radio -Visit WSLS10 or WDBJ7 Click here to visit our Community Contractors Bulletin Board, where local service providers list their contact information.

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