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Case numbers down, but Dr. Williams urges vigilance

Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard Williams continues to urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. While case rates continue to decline and Virginia and other states are ending mask mandates, he said that “there is still a lot of virus circulating in our communities, and the risk of exposure remains high.”

Williams said that vaccination rates are slowly climbing, with about 71.8 percent of the total population of Virginia vaccinated as of Monday.

There are two upcoming opportunities locally to get a vaccination. The Gloucester Health Department is having a Moderna Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 24, at its location at 6889 Main Street in the Main Street Center.

The Mathews Health Department, located at 536 Church Street, is having a Pfizer clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Monday for people aged 12 years and older, including boosters.

Williams also urges residents to get vaccinated against the flu, which he said is circulating in the a...

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