September 9, 2022
Allie Phillips, population health manager, email@example.com, (276)-415-3360
LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Offering Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines
WISE, Va. – The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts now offer free Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations. While the initial vaccines (monovalent) targeted the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, these updated boosters are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant.
Any person aged 12 years and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech updated bivalent booster if it has been at least two months since completing the primary vaccination series or receiving the most recent booster with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
Those who are 18 years and older are eligible for the Moderna updated bivalent booster if it has been at least two months since completing the primary vaccination series or receiving the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
These updated boosters are now available at all health departments within both districts. If you are interested in receiving a bivalent booster vaccine, please call your local health department to schedule an appointment.
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
Everyone 6 months and older is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts encourage all Virginians to get their vaccination if they haven’t already done so. For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.