Roanoke residents encouraged to register for COVID-19 vaccination

The health district wants to make sure each open appointment gets filled

ROANOKE, Va – Large shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine have local health districts working to make sure appointments can be filled and no dose goes to waste.

There are currently hundreds of appointments available on Wednesday at the Berglund Center. You can sign up here.

Those living in the cities of Covington, Roanoke, and Salem, as well as those in Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke counties, are able to register for an appointment.

For the better part of 2021, Dr. Cynthia Morrow’s number one priority was to get enough COVID-19 vaccines into the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts.

“Every shot that goes into an arm is a step in the right direction,” Morrow said.

But now a new focus, making sure there are enough people signed up to actually get their shot.

“Last week I was saying that we had so much demand and that was a good thing, and our demand in the general population appears to be relatively low,” Morrow said.

Everyone preregistered in the health district has been contacted to make an appointment, but there are still some going unfilled.

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