LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) – Southwest Virginia residents who are 75 years of age or older will soon be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines at large community facilities.
According to a release from the Virginia Department of Health, the Cumberland Plateau and LENOWISCO Health Districts will transition to vaccinating at the larger sites on Wednesday, January 13.
VDH says the new locations are more centrally located in their districts and will replace the previously announced clinics.
“Moving these clinics to offsite locations will allow us to vaccinate more people more quickly, while allowing for safe social distancing for community members, staff and volunteers,” said Karen Shelton, M.D., interim director of the Cumberland Plateau and LENOWISCO Health Districts.
VDH says appointments will be required, and walk-ins will not be accepted.
The release says those hoping to be vaccinated will have to call in advance and qualify to receive the vaccine under the current phases. As of January 11, Phases 1a and 1b are qualified to receive vaccinations, as well as those over the age of 75.
Face coverings are required at the vaccination sites.
To schedule an appointment, call your local health department at the numbers below:
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
In the LENOWISCO Health District:
- Lee County Health Department – 276-346-2011
- Scott County Health Department – 276-386-1312
- Wise County Health Department – 276-328-8000
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