March 25, 2021
Media Contact: Breanne Forbes Hubbard, population health manager, Breanne.firstname.lastname@example.org, 276-759-8297
Mount Rogers Health District Prepares to Move into COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1c; Asks Essential Workers to Pre-register
(Marion, Va.) – Mount Rogers Health District plans to move into Phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccination on March 29. In order to ensure that Phase 1c essential workers are contacted quickly for appointments, eligible individuals are asked to pre-register on the vaccinate.virginia.gov/ waitlist at their earliest opportunity this week.
The following are considered Phase 1c essential worker categories: energy; water, wastewater, and waste removal (includes recycling removal); housing and construction; food service; transportation and logistics; institutions of higher education faculty/staff; finance; information technology and communication; media; legal services; public safety (engineers); other public health workers.
“Phase 1c essential workers should make sure to select the appropriate essential worker category when signing up online so they are contacted for an appointment,” said Dr. Karen Shelton, health director. “We will continue to offer appointments to eligible individuals in Phase 1a and Phase 1b who have not yet been vaccinated.”
To pre-register or update your registration, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov/ or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682) for assistance with pre-registration.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine. For details on COVID-19 vaccination in Mount Rogers Health District, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/mount-rogers/.
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