Giles County COVID-19 vaccination clinic leads to traffic congestion along BUS US-460

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GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Giles County motorists are asked to expect some traffic congestion along U.S. Route 460 West Business after nearly 1,000 local seniors signed up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Giles High School on Friday.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), U.S. Route 460 is congested due to a high volume of vehicles lining up for the vaccination clinic, which is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, for Giles County residents age 75 and older.

More specifically, VDOT says motorists can expect potential delays along U.S. 460 West Business from Wenonah Avenue and U.S. Route 460 East Business to North Main Street, U.S. 460 East Business, and State Route 100 until 5 p.m. on Friday.

Giles County officials say nearly 1,000 seniors have signed up for the Giles High School drive-thru vaccination clinic. If you are one of these registered attendees, you are asked to wear a loose fitting short sleeve shirt so the medical staff can easily administer the vaccine to your shoulder and keep traffic flowing.

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