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Ignore the grouchy Fauci: Vaccinated Americans are living their lives again

It started with 66,000 Hokies fans singing along to “Enter Sandman” in Blacksburg, Virginia, on Friday. It continued with 80,000 Badgers fans dancing to “Jump Around” in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. And it ended with 79,000 Seminole fans doing the "Tomahawk Chop" in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday. It was a...

Northam: all in on Biden’s vaccine mandate announcement

Count Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam as being in step with President Biden’s new mandate to require vaccine for federal workers and businesses with 100 or more employees. Northam made that remark today as he visited a LEAP Mobile Food market site in Southeast Roanoke City, during “Hunger Action Month.”

Vaccination clinic returns to the Berglund Center

ROANOKE, Va. – The Berglund Center is hosting a vaccination clinic Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone ages 12 and up can stop by and get the shot. The Virginia Health Department will be offering first and second-dose shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as well as the Johnson & Johnson shot. This is one of the first vaccine clinics to be held since the FDA granted full authorization of the Pfizer vaccine.

Free vaccines available at Berglund Center Monday

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Berglund Center is hosting a vaccine clinic Monday, Aug. 30 to anyone 12 and older. First and second doses will be distributed. Third doses are also available for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, such as those receiving cancer treatment or with HIV. The...

Law professor weighs in on workplace vaccine mandates

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - FDA approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has prompted more companies to mandate the shot for employees. WDBJ7 spoke with an employment law expert and visiting professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law about employers’ legal ability to require the shot as a condition of employment.

New River Valley COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

There continues to be significant news and discussion about the Delta variant in our region and across the country. Here’s what we know:. Our region, as expected, continues to face our Delta surge. We expect this surge to peak locally by the end of the month, then we expect to see declining numbers of new cases throughout September.

Health leaders explain why Johnson and Johnson vaccine data is behind others

ROANOKE, Va. – Newly released data shows Johnson and Johnson vaccine recipients could be next in line for a booster shot. The company says a study found a booster six to eight months after the initial shot yields a significant antibody increase. In fact, the data shows the antibody count may be even higher than after the one-dose vaccine is initially given.

Ballad Health at capacity as COVID-19 cases rise in far-SWVA

Ballad Health at capacity as COVID-19 cases rise in far-SWVA. Sen. Mark Warner visits Rocky Mount to discuss several important issues. Roanoke City Schools reminds students about mask protocols, possible bus delays as 2021-22 school year kicks off. It's back! Pumpkin Spice Lattes and more return to Starbucks. Internal probe...

Virginia Tech offers COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) — Virginia Tech will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday. Hokie Wellness and Virginia Tech Emergency Management partnered with the New River Health District to offer the clinic. The clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in New Hall West downstairs training room. All...

NRV health director predicts Pfizer approval will lead to more vaccinations

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Pfizer’s COVID vaccine has officially received the Food and Drug Administration’s full seal of approval. Officials with the Virginia Department of Health hope Monday’s announcement will pave the way for more people to roll up their sleeves. Dr. Noelle Bissell, the director of the New River...

Virginia Tech requiring all employees to be vaccinated

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Tech’s president released an update on the university’s stance on vaccinations. President Tim Sands says that vaccines are now required for all University employees. Sands went on to say this change is because of the spread of the delta variant, as well as COVID-19 surges, and a rise in hospitalizations in the New River Health District.