January 28, 2021
Media Contact: Daniel Hunsucker, health educator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 276-328-1904
Cumberland Plateau and LENOWISCO Health Districts COVID-19 Vaccine Update
(Wise, Va.) – LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts’ residents can now complete an online survey that will place them on a waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The survey can be found at
Everyone who wants to get a vaccine through a LENOWISCO or Cumberland Plateau Health District clinic should complete this online survey for the district they live in. Completing the survey is not scheduling an appointment or a guarantee of an appointment. Health district staff will use the list generated by this survey to contact eligible individuals to schedule an appointment as vaccines become available.
Everyone who calls the local health department to inquire about a vaccine will be directed to sign up via this online survey. If you do not have internet access, please ask a friend or family member to complete the online waitlist for you, if possible. If necessary, call the local health department and a staff member will complete the survey on their behalf.
“If you are interested in a vaccine and have the ability to fill out the survey online, please do so,” said Karen Shelton MD, health director. “This will help keep our phone lines open for those who do not have internet access.”
The Virginia Department of Health previously made available an eligibility tool to help individuals determine their vaccination phase. This eligibility tool was not a registration or waitlist, and those who completed it and are still interested in a vaccine should complete the LENOWISCO or Cumberland Plateau Health District survey.
Community partners, listed on the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health District websites are still scheduling appointments. However, vaccine allocation for community partners and local health departments remains extremely limited, and appointments will also be limited.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine. For details on COVID-19 vaccination in LENOWISCO Health District, visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco/ and in Cumberland Plateau Health District, visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/cumberland-plateau/.
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