Roanoke

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Local health officials expect to be able to start offering COVID-19 vaccine to younger kids in the next couple of days.

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Health departments and local school systems are already planning to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics for younger students.

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For the first time in months, the number of weekly new COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke area has dropped below 200.

Virginia is ceasing the use of all Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of potentially dangerous blood clots among recipients of the vaccine.

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The health district that serves the Roanoke area got a big bump in vaccine doses this week.

The Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District got about 17,000 doses Tuesday, according to district director Dr. Cynthia Morrow.

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