Vaccine Available Ages 16-64 with Comorbidity

Food City in Abingdon will be hosting a vaccine clinic Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 2, 3, 4, 5 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It will be at the old Hallmark store location in the former Food City shopping center in Abingdon (I-81 Exit 17) to maintain social distancing. This is for anyone between the ages of 16-64 with a “comorbidity.” TO SEE IF YOU QUALITY, SEE GUIDELINES HERE.

Please call 276.628.2580 to call for an appointment.

Employees Receive Paid Time Off to Receive Vaccine(s)

Emory & Henry College supports our employees wishing to receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Employees will receive three (3) hours of paid time off to receive the Covid vaccination (if receiving two vaccines you will get a total of 6 hours of paid time off). Non-exempt employees shall record their time off under Regular Hours Worked, but must notify their supervisor ahead of time of their vaccine appointment time. Exempt employees should report their 3 or 6 hours of paid time off on their monthly leave report (note: this leave will not be charged against your sick or annual leave). Should an employee have an adverse reaction to receiving the vaccine, they should use their accrued sick leave hours.

Student Vaccination Records

As you begin to receive doses of the vaccine (or, in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, your single dose), please fill out the following form. This is a confidential form and your information will only be shared with Student Health Services so that charts in the Student Health Center can be updated.

Local Vaccination Information

Virginia’s vaccination site is now open

Please note that the COVID-19 Vaccination registration website for the state of Virginia is now active. 

Register here

Currently, employees of IHEs will be in the preregistration phase as we remain in Category 1C. We continue to work with and communicate with local health care officials each week on vaccine availability.

Note that when asking about employment status in the preregistration form, there is a specific place to click “Institutions of Higher Education Faculty or Staff.” Clicking this is important as it will dictate to the system that your preregistration belongs in Category 1C.<

Governor Northam Updates

On January 6, Governor Northam gave an update on Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. See the press release here.

See the latest updated news from Governor Northam here.


Information about the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine response, including phases, can be found here. 

When Can I Get Vaccinated?

See the Virginia Department of Health’s resource to check.

Find out which phase of the vaccination campaign you fall in.

College Resources

External Resources

Local COVID-19 Testing Information

Visit the Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems website for the most recent information for COVID-19 testing sites. Southwest VA Community Health Systems, 276-496-4433.

  • Ballad Nurse Connect, 833-822-5523
  • Washington County Health Department,  276-676-5604
  • Smyth County Health Department, 276-781-7460


College Health Center Updates

Powell Resource Center

Dining Updates

Social Distancing

Mental Health Tips

Mental health during coronavirus.


Keep your Mask Clean and Safe

Keep your mask clean and safe.