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COVID-19 vaccine for children available this week

Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, encouraged people to be patient as they schedule appointments for the vaccine. The district expects to receive 2,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old.

Date: 11/01/2021
Combating antibiotic resistance with data-driven surveillance

A team of Virginia Tech researchers was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship grant to provide graduate students with skills that are needed to develop and launch successful wastewater surveillance for public health monitoring and protection.

Date: 10/29/2021
Masks required for events in Cassell Coliseum

Date: 10/26/2021
All COVID-19 boosters available in region

With Halloween on Sunday, Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District, encouraged people to keep activities outdoors and to open vehicle windows when carpooling trick-or-treaters to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission.

Date: 10/25/2021
Vaccines, mitigation strategies still needed to handle COVID-19 in region

Lee Learman, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District, and Paul Skolnik, chair of medicine at Carilion Clinic and professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 10/20/2021

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