COVID-19

A gloved hand delivers a vaccine into the arm of a boy wearing a black bandana, sunglasses, and earphones.
AP Photo/Steve Helber / Associated Press

Orders for vaccines and child immunizations have dropped during the pandemic, according to a nurse supervisor with the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke area doubled over the past week.

Virginia Department of Health

Health districts across the Commonwealth are hoping new, smaller events can help reach vaccination goals, as mass clinics see less traffic.

AP Photo / Ted S. Warren

Virginians have now received more than 8.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.  None of those shots were supposed to come with a bill to be covered by the patient.  But that’s what appeared to have happened to a Southwest Virginia eye doctor early this year.

COVID-19 case numbers remain low in the Roanoke area.

The Roanoke City-Alleghany Health district reported 197 new cases over the last two weeks, according to Doctor Cynthia Morrow. 

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