January 31, 2021
Media Contact: Allie Phillips, population health manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Options in the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts
(WISE, Va.) Throughout the Southwest region, COVID-19 numbers continue to rise meaning the need for both vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments have also increased. Vaccination against COVID-19 still remains the best option for protection against experiencing the most severe symptoms associated with the virus. COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for both adults and children, with people ages 5 and older being eligible to receive the vaccine.
The Lenowisco Health District and Cumberland Plateau Health District offer all three COVID-19 vaccines at their local health department offices by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call your local health department OR visit https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/ and enter your local ZIP code.
Lenowisco Health District:
Lee County Health Department – 276-346-2011
Scott County Health Department – 276-386-1312
Wise County & City of Norton Health Department – 276-328-8000
Cumberland Plateau Health District:
Buchanan County Health Department – 276-935-4591
Dickenson County Health Department – 276-926-4979
Russell County Health Department – 276-889-7621
Tazewell County Health Department – 276-988-5585
Currently, other COVID-19 treatments are available but in limited quantities. Treatment options that may be available include specific monoclonal antibodies (Sotrovimab) and antiviral medications (Molnupiravir and Paxlovid). Antiviral medications are treatments that help prevent mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms from worsening and should be started within 5 days of when an individual first starts experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. However, due to demand, these medications are available only in limited quantities at specific pharmacies. Please consult your healthcare provider first before considering these treatments. To find a local pharmacy that provides antiviral medications use the locator tool https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mabs/covid-19-treatment-locator/ and contact the pharmacy to determine if the medication is in stock.
For specific information regarding Antiviral medications you can visit https://www.goodrx.com/conditions/covid-19/covid-19-pill-paxlovid-molnupiravir. For COVID-19 vaccination and guidelines in the LENOWISCO Health District or the Cumberland Plateau Health District you can visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco/ or www.vdh.virginia.gov/cumberland-plateau/. For general information about COVID-19 vaccinations, you can visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine.
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