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Vaccination clinic set for Thursday for ages 80 and older

Staff Report

CHARLESTON — A free COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination clinic by appointment will be held Thursday in Wood County for residents aged 80 and older, state agencies announced Tuesday.

Appointments are required for the clinic, among others scheduled around the state, that will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Elite Center, 2000 First Ave., south Parkersburg.

To make an appointment, begin calling 304-420-1449 at noon today, according to the joint release from Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Departments of Health and Human Resources and Joint Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines.

Fourteen free vaccination clinics will be held across the state this week for residents age 80 and older through the Operation Save Our Wisdom initiative. About 6,300 vaccines in total will be allocated to the clinics, the state said.

Free vaccination clinics will be held in Wood, Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy, Harrison, Hancock, Kanawha, Monongalia and Randolph counties. The clinics will start today in Kanawha and Randolph counties and will end on Friday in Cabell, Hancock and Kanawha counties.

Many clinics require appointments and walk-ins will not be accepted unless it is specifically designated as a walk-in clinic, the state said. Clinics in Cabell and Monongalia counties are already full, the state said.

“As Operation Save Our Wisdom continues to ramp up, I encourage all West Virginians who are age 80 and older to take advantage of the opportunity to receive a life-saving vaccine,” Justice said.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, please visit vaccinate.wv.gov.

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