Roanoke, VA Vaccines


Why doctors predict a tough flu season in the U.S.

ROANOKE, Va. – December through February, flu season might be more intense. One infectious disease expert from Carilion said trends worldwide indicate that Americans could see a brutal flu season and that Americans, especially those over the age of 65, should take proper steps to be prepared. Dr. Baffoe-Bonnie...
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Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts urge the public to get their flu vaccine

ROANOKE, VA (WFXR) — Flu season is upon us, and doctors are reminding people to get their flu vaccine. The flu hit historically low levels during the pandemic, however health experts say it may make a comeback. As many are no longer following the same masking restrictions and other measures to stay safe against COVID-19. Due to this, the CDC is urging everyone 6 months and older to get their flu shot.
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Updated COVID-19 booster vaccines now available in Blue Ridge Health District

The Blue Ridge Health District will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines to eligible community members today. The new updated boosters are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant that initially emerged in the United States in November 2021. On August...

New omicron bivalent vaccines arrive in Blue Ridge Health District

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – There’s a new COVID vaccine available in the Blue Ridge Health District today. The new bivalent Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the feds last week have arrived in the BRHD. BRHD COVID-19 vaccination project manager Jen Fleisher, speaking from Mobi downtown where they’re administering the new vaccine, says it’s formulated to combat the B4 and B5 omicron variants we’re seeing most prominently right now. The formulation also combats the initial Wuhan strain.