New River Health District offers special schedule this week for second doses of COVID vaccine

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.) — The New River Health District is offering a series of special opportunities this week for those who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the New River Valley before February 1 and have not yet received their second dose.

Anyone who received their first dose from VDH’s New River Health District or a pharmacy partner anywhere in the New River Valley – Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties, and the City of Radford – should come to the Blue Ridge Church vaccination center in Christiansburg this week, to receive their second dose. No appointment is needed.

In order to minimize overcrowding and wait times, please come according to this schedule:

  • First dose before January 16? Come on Monday, March 1;
  • First dose between January 18 and 22? Come on Tuesday or Wednesday, March 2 or 3;
  • First dose between January 25 and 29? Come on Thursday or Friday, March 4 or 5.

If you can’t make your targeted day later in the week, please come on Monday, March 1.

The vaccination center is open for second doses Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“It is very important to get your second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines,” said Noelle Bissell, MD, director of the New River Health District. “These vaccines require two doses to provide full protection for yourself, your loved ones and everyone around you.”

Please bring a photo ID and your CDC vaccination card. A “Vaccination Screening and Encounter” form also is required. To complete the form in advance, click here or visit Or you can complete the form at the vaccination center.

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