April 14, 2021

Media Contact: Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region,

Online Self-Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available in the New River Health District

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available Thursday in Blacksburg and Friday in Christiansburg to anyone ages 18 and up, and the New River Health District (NRHD) now offers an online self-scheduling tool to enable those who live and work in the New River Valley to make their appointment to receive a vaccine.

The clinics will be held Thursday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Community Center, and Friday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. To make an appointment, visit Get an Appointment Now ( Or call the Vaccine Scheduling Center at 540-838-8222.

“Adding another method to get an appointment helps us vaccinate more people as quickly as possible,” said Noelle Bissell, M.D., district director, NRHD. “These different options give us flexibility to adapt to changes in vaccine supply and make sure we can use all of the doses and volunteers we have as efficiently as possible.” The NRHD includes Montgomery County, Giles County, Floyd County, Pulaski County and the City of Radford.

These clinics will be hosted by Blacksburg and Christiansburg Pharmacies and will offer the Moderna vaccine.

This self-scheduling tool (Get an Appointment Now) will be available as often as possible, based on vaccine supplies and schedules.

Individuals also may continue to seek vaccine appointments by calling the Vaccine Scheduling Center at 540-838-8222. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed Sundays. You also can pre-register any time by visiting and providing contact information to receive a return phone call, text or email to schedule a future vaccine appointment.

“We are still requiring appointments to receive the vaccine for anyone under 65,” said Dr. Bissell. “If you are over 65, you may walk in to any of our vaccine clinics with an ID and get your COVID-19 vaccine.”

For more information on upcoming clinics, please regularly check

For general COVID-19 questions, call 540-267-8240.

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