LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Offering Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

August 19, 2022

Media Contact:
Allie Phillips, population health manager, allison.phillips@vdh.virginia.gov, (276)-415-3360

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts  Offering Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine 

WISE, Va. – The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will now offer a fourth vaccine choice for individuals in the community who are seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. On July 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the administration of the two-dose Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for the primary series for adults aged 18 years and older. 

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine gives individuals who may have an allergic reaction to mRNA vaccines or have a personal preference for receiving a vaccine other than one based on the mRNA technology, a new option for vaccination. 

“This new COVID-19 vaccination option is another important tool we are able to offer in our quest to combat this virus”, said Allie Phillips, population health manager, LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts. “This addition expands the options for adults to receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. It is especially important for those individuals who may have previously been reluctant to get vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus. As we continue to see cases rise throughout our communities, vaccination is critical to help protect against the complications of severe COVID-19.”

Beginning August 22, this vaccine will be available at all health departments within both districts. If you are interested in receiving Novavax, 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.