Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 Giles County Administration will be offering free COVID-19 Testing by appointment only. The testing location at the Old Hospital will be discontinued. People wishing to be tested should call 540-922-9004 during business hours for their appointment date, time, and location. Testing will take place, by appointment only, between 8:30 and 10:30 AM, Monday through Thursday. All questions and requests for testing should be directed to 540-922-9004.

Information on COVID-19 in the NRV

COVID-19 Vaccines

To get the vaccine in the New River Health District, which includes Montgomery County, Giles County, Floyd County, Pulaski County, and the City of Radford, there are several options. You may:

  • Go to Vaccine Finder and find a vaccine at a pharmacy near you. These vaccines are provided through a federal partnership that is entirely separate from the New River Health District. Please direct questions to the pharmacies’ sites and hotlines.

  • Walk in to a vaccine clinic. You may now come to most vaccine clinics without an appointment.


People ages 12-17

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people age 12-17. Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for this age group.

The NRHD is holding clinics at local schools to offer the Pfizer vaccine. Students may be vaccinated in schools without their parent or legal guardian present if they have written consent. For all other vaccine clinics, people under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to accompany them in person to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

More information and resources are available on our Vaccines for adolescents page.


2nd Doses: Please come to one of our vaccine clinics the day you are eligible for the 2nd dose or as soon after as possible if you received the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for your 1st dose. Your eligibility date is written on the vaccine card you receive when you get your 1st dose. For more information, please visit our Vaccine 2nd Dose page.

    • Appointments are preferred, but not required, for 2nd doses at other clinics.
    • Call 540-838-8222 to make your 2nd dose appointment.
    • Visit the CDC’s Vaccine Finder.

College students: If you get your 1st dose here, VDH & federal partners can give you a 2nd dose near your home.

What’s New:

  • Everyone in Virginia age 12 or older is eligible to be vaccinated. Pre-registration is no longer required, and many clinics offer walk-in service in addition to scheduled appointments. Everyone should continue to visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA, and the website now includes a simple address search to help everyone find the most convenient ways to get vaccinated.

 

  • Masks will no longer be required by Executive Order 72 for fully vaccinated individuals in most indoor settings. Exceptions will include public transit, health care facilities, and congregate settings. Anyone who is not yet vaccinated is strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings.

 

  • Employees who work in certain business sectors—including restaurants, retail, fitness, personal care, and entertainment—must continue to wear masks unless fully vaccinated, consistent with CDC guidelines.

 

  • Masks will continue to be required in K-12 settings, given low rates of vaccination among children.

 

  • Businesses will retain the ability to require masks in their establishments if they choose to, and individuals will continue to be permitted to wear masks if they choose to.

 

  • Social distancing and capacity restrictions have been lifted.

 

  • Virginia’s state of emergency will remain in effect at least through June 30. The Governor’s Office is currently reviewing implications of ending the state of emergency, and will continue to engage with localities on the timing and substance of future changes.

 

Need proof of your vaccination?

When you get your vaccine, the date of your dose and the type of vaccine you received is also entered into the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS). If you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card or need an additional record of your immunization, please read our directions on How to get proof of your COVID-19 immunization.

Flu Shots

Seasonal Flu Vaccines
540-267-8240

Walk-in flu clinics, 6 mos. & up, no appt. needed. Please wear a mask!

Influenza Surveillance


Local health departments:

Floyd Co. – 540-745-2142
Giles Co. – 540-235-3135
Montgomery Co. – 540-585-3300
Pulaski Co. – 540-440-2188
Radford City – 540-267-8255

Feeling Sick Chart

Resources

COVID-19 testing is available.
Each Mon., Wed., & Fri. beginning Jan. 4 at Mont. Co. Health Dept., 9-11 am.
Testing is walk-up, via self-collection (nasal swab). Call 540-267-8240.


How do Vaccines Work

New variants of COVID-19 are here in Virginia:

  • These variants spread more easily and may be more serious, even for younger people.
  • Keep your game-time celebrations small this year. That’s why we all have to stay committed to stopping the spread this spring.
  • In shared spaces, wear a snug-fitting layered mask over your nose and mouth to lower your chances of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Covid App

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