Virginia halts J & J vaccine over clot concerns

 Virginia is ceasing the use of all Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of potentially dangerous blood clots among recipients of the vaccine. Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula said in a statement Tuesday morning that the state was halting use of the vaccine until the federal investigation is […]

Dr. Eppes weighs in on marijuana legalization, COVID vaccine effectiveness

Dr. Thomas Eppes with CVFP Medical Group joined the Morningline to discuss good news in the fight against COVID, and what the medical establishment is saying about the legalization of marijuana in Virginia. WLNI · CVFP: Dr. Eppes on legalization of marijuana in Virginia and of COVID vaccines effectiveness

Northam says all Virginians will be eligible for vaccine by April 18

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that all individuals in Virginia age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18, ahead of the May 1 nationwide goal set by President Joe Biden.    Health officials say nearly every Virginian in the highest risk groups who has pre-registered for a […]

New phone bank will help area residents schedule COVID-19 vaccinations

Officials with the Lynchburg Regional Vaccination Center in the Candlers Station Shopping Center announced today the opening of a new phone bank to help area residents sign up for COVID19 vaccinations.   The number again is (434) 455-5889 .    People who live in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell or the City of Lynchburg may […]

Central Virginia Health District enters phase 1c for vaccinations

The Central Virginia health District announced today that it has entered into  Phase 1c of COVID 19 vaccine distribution.   That means more people deemed “essential workers” can be vaccinated, including those in the energy and construction industries, food service, college faculty and staff, media and legal professions, and hairdressers and barbers. Health officials say they […]

Centra Health relaxes visitation policy based on improving COVID-19 numbers

A tremendous turnaround.  That’s how Centra Health officials are describing the COVID-19 situation right now.  Medical Director Dr. Christoper Lewis says Lynchburg General Hospital has 8 COVID patients, one of them in ICU. He says Centra is relaxing its visitation policy beginning Friday.   TWO visitors will be allowed per inpatient adult for NON-COVID patients and […]

Lynchburg requests volunteers for vaccine distribution

Lynchburg officials say the city is receiving more COVID vaccines these days.  A month ago, the city was receiving 300 – 500 per week. Now, that number is more like 800- 1500 each week.   Fire Chief Greg Wormser says they need volunteers to help at its vaccine center in the Candlers Station Shopping Center.  He […]