March 16, 2021
Media Contact: Daniel Hunsucker, health educator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 276-328-1904
Cumberland Plateau and LENOWISCO Health Districts Will Post Available COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Online
(Wise, Va.) – The Cumberland Plateau and LENOWSICO Health Districts will begin posting available appointment slots for COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the health districts’ Facebook social media page 24 hours prior to a vaccine clinic.
These appointment slots are for those age 65 and older or for those ages 16 to 64 with underlying medical conditions. Health department staff are first filling appointments from the waitlist via email or phone appointment offers. If clinics still have slots available within 24 hours of the clinic start time, a registration link will be posted on the district Facebook page.
“These appointment slots will be limited and available to eligible individuals on a first-come, first-served basis,” said Dr. Karen Shelton, health director for both districts. “Eligible 16- and 17-year olds should carefully note if a clinic is offering Moderna, Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are only approved for those 18 and older.”
Appointments are required, and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
To pre-register, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov/ or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682) for assistance with registration.
Those with specific medical concerns or conditions should discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their provider.
Those who are in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 or who have another illness with a fever are not eligible for a vaccine until these conditions are resolved. Those who have had COVID-19 and received monoclonal antibodies or plasma treatment are not eligible to receive a vaccine until 90 days after treatment. Those who have had a vaccine within the last 14 days should wait to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine until 14 days have elapsed since their other vaccination.
For information about underlying medical conditions, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine. For details on COVID-19 vaccination in the Cumberland Plateau Health District, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/cumberlandplateau/. For details on COVID-19 vaccination in the LENOWISCO Health District, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco/.
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