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COVID-19 vaccine now available to those 65 years and older

Editor's note: This notice was distributed via email to all Virginia Tech retirees ages 65 and older who reside in the New River Valley and maintain an active email address.

From: Human Resources

The New River Valley Health District has announced that COVID-19 vaccine distribution has expanded to people classified in the 1b group. This group includes people who are 65 years of age or older.

As a partner with the New River Task Force and in an effort to support the health and wellness of our community, we wanted to ensure you were aware of this information.

You may register to receive the vaccine from the New River Valley Health District by going to and clicking on the COVID-19 vaccine information banner at the top of the webpage.

If you live in Virginia, but outside of the New River Valley, you may submit this pre-registration form to the Virginia Department of Health. Once this form is completed, you must wait to receive a phone call from the local health district to schedule an appointment for a vaccine.

If you live outside of Virginia, vaccine distribution varies state by state; contact your local health department for more information.

Residents of Virginia can visit this page for the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, frequently asked questions, and more from the Virginia Department of Health. If you have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, contact the Virginia Department of Health hotline at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343).

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