Gateway District Health Department reports strong vaccine rates

Sep 21, 2021

COVID-19 cases are continuing to surge in the Commonwealth, but officials with the Gateway District Health Department say more and more people are continuing to get vaccinated.

The noticeable uptick in shots became apparent in the weeks leading up to the new school year, and there have been no signs of slowing down.  The department has been feeling the fatigue shared by healthcare workers throughout the industry, but there is hope the vaccination rate will increase even more if the Pfizer vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children ages 5-11. 

Gregory Brewer is the Department’s Public Health Director.  He says there were some hurdles to jump when first acquiring that vaccine that slowed the process at the time.

Brewer says anyone wanting to receive a vaccine can do so at any of the Department’s offices in Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Morgan or Rowan Counties.  Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are all available, and no appointment is necessary.