New River Health District announces schedule for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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Tina Killebrew, a certified medical assistant, prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an update. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The New River Health District is offering a series of special opportunities for residents who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine before Feb. 1 and have not yet received their second dose.

Those who have received their first dose from VDH’s New River Health District or a pharmacy partner in the New River Valley, including the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski as well as the City of Radford – can visit Blue Ridge Church’s vaccination center in Christiansburg this week to receive their second dose.

In order to minimize overcrowding and wait times, you are asked to come according to the following schedule:

  • First dose before Jan. 16 — come on Monday, Mar. 1
  • First dose between Jan. 18 and Jan. 22 — come on Tuesday, March 2 or Wednesday, March 3
  • First dose between Jan. 25 and Jan. 29 — come on Thursday, March 4 or Friday, March 5

The vaccination clinic is open for second doses between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“It is very important to get your second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. These vaccines require two doses to provide full protection for yourself, your loved ones and everyone around you.”

Dr. Noelle Bissell, MD, Director of the New River Health District

Those attending are asked to bring a photo ID and your CDC vaccination card. A “Vaccination Screening and Encounter” form is also required to be completed. Click here to download and complete the form in advance.

No appointment is needed to attend either of the vaccine clinic dates.

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