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Vaccination clinic scheduled in Wood County

A free appointment-only COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents 65 and older will be held Thursday in Wood County with appointments based on the existing waiting list, the state said on Monday.

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Center for Early Learning, 300 Campus Drive, according to a joint press release from Gov. Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines.

The clinic and others around West Virginia are through the Operation Save Our Wisdom initiative to immunize older residents of the state. This week’s clinics, which will be held from Wednesday to Saturday, are available for residents 65 years of age and older, the release said.

In addition to Wood County, free vaccination clinics also will be held in Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hancock, Harrison, Hardy, Kanawha, Logan, Marshall, Mercer, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph and Wyoming counties. Residents from any county in West Virginia may access an appointment at any of the vaccination clinics listed, regardless of their county of residence, the release said.

The state on Monday initiated a statewide pre-registration system, the West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System for appointments for vaccinations, at vaccinate.wv.gov.

All clinics require appointments and walk-ins will not be accepted. The community vaccination clinic model will continue to be used each week and additional locations will be added as vaccine supply increases, the release said.

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