The New River Valley Public Health Task Force is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations to those ages 16 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions. To pre-register, visit <a href="http:\/\/www.NRVRoadtoWellness.com">www.NRVRoadtoWellness.com<\/a>. For now, vaccines remain available only by pre-registration and appointment.\r\n\r\nThe task force is especially seeking to locate anyone age 65 and up who wishes to receive a vaccine but does not yet have an appointment. Anyone meeting those criteria should call the Vaccine Scheduling Center at 540-838-8222.\r\n\r\nAfter operating a vaccine clinic continuously for more than two months at the Blue Ridge Church in Christiansburg, and in anticipation of increased supplies of vaccines, the task force and the New River Health District are shifting to a series of regular clinics across the district.\r\n\r\nThis week\u2019s schedule includes clinics at the Dedmon Center at Radford University Tuesday, Blacksburg High School Wednesday and Grace Life Church in Christiansburg Thursday. Future vaccination schedules and locations will vary, and will be listed each week at <a href="http:\/\/www.NRVRoadtoWellness.com\/where-to-get-vaccinated">www.NRVRoadtoWellness.com\/where-to-get-vaccinated<\/a>. (Pre-registration and appointments are required.)\r\n\r\n\u201cThe entire New River Valley, particularly the 60,000 that have been vaccinated thus far - and all those they now protect - owes the people of Blue Ridge Church a huge expression of gratitude for their commitment to our community\u2019s collective well-being,\u201d said Noelle Bissell, M.D., director of the New River Health District. \u201cThey have been a faithful and generous resource, in service to our efforts to limit the spread of COVID illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe task force recently held a live, virtual forum on the \u201cState of COVID-19 in the New River Valley,\u201d featuring an overview of the COVID-19 response infrastructure, a general update on COVID-19, vaccines and mental health. The one-hour meeting video is available at <a href="https:\/\/youtu.be\/agp2S9Zayrk?t=245">https:\/\/youtu.be\/agp2S9Zayrk?t=245<\/a>.\r\n\r\nThe meeting will be archived with closed-captioning on YouTube, agency websites and social media, and rebroadcast on local cable access stations including Comcast and Shentel Channel 190 (Christiansburg and Montgomery County) and Comcast Channel 2 (Blacksburg).\r\n\r\nFor more information on COVID-19 in the New River Valley, visit <a href="http:\/\/www.NRVRoadtoWellness.com">www.NRVRoadtoWellness.com<\/a>.\r\n\r\nFor general COVID-19 questions, call 540-267-8240.