Wythe County Community Hospital to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic


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WYTHE COUNTY, (WFXR) — Mount Rogers Health District is partnering with the Wythe County Community Hospital to offer vaccines to Virginia residents age 65 and older on Tuesday, March 9.

Health officials say there are 100 appointments available for this clinic, but only those with an appointment will be accepted during the day of the event.

To make an appointment, call (276) 625-8829.

“We are thrilled that Wythe County Community Hospital will be vaccinating seniors in our community,” said Dr. Karen Shelton, the health director for the Mount Rogers Health District. “Expanding providers means we can get our senior population vaccinated more quickly, improving health outcomes for this vulnerable group.”

Those with specific medical concerns or conditions are encouraged discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their healthcare provider.

If you are in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 or if you have another illness with a fever, you are not eligible for the vaccine until your conditions are resolved.

In addition, those who have received monoclonal antibodies or plasma treatment after having COVID-19 are also not eligible to receive the vaccine until 90 days after treatment.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination in the Mount Rogers Health District, click here.

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