Health officials in the Roanoke area say they’re making one last big push to get people over the age of 65 vaccinated. 

For the first time in several weeks, the Roanoke area saw fewer than 300 new COVID-19 cases.

Health Department officials say they’re making progress moving through people eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1B.   They’re asking people who have registered on the state portal to verify their information.

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The health district that serves the Roanoke region will get about 8,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine later this week.

The number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and active outbreaks continue to fall in the Roanoke area.  But the region’s health director cautions that there is still substantial disease activity.