One area health district now has more than 2,000 registered to receive coronavirus vaccine

In Phase 1b, those 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated

While the district says it had a slow start with its COVD-19 vaccine, more than 2,000 people who are eligible under Phase 1B have registered for it.
While the district says it had a slow start with its COVD-19 vaccine, more than 2,000 people who are eligible under Phase 1B have registered for it. (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROCKY MOUNT, Va – The West Piedmont Health District is working to vaccinate hundreds of people this week.

While district leaders admitted to having a slow start with the COVD-19 vaccine, more than 2,000 people who are eligible in Phase 1b have registered.

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The health district serves Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, as well as the city of Martinsville and expects to stay in Phase 1b for at least one month.

“It’s wonderful that they want to and that they’re engaged with us. And then the downside is we wish we could vaccinate everybody this week, you know, so this is a tremendous project and it’s going to take a little bit of time,” explained Nancy Bell, the district’s communications director.

[Virginians 65 and older, here’s how you can request a coronavirus vaccine]

If you live in the West Piedmont Health District and meet Phase 1b requirements you can visit its website here.


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