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Vaccination clinic set for Thursday in Wood County

Staff Report

PARKERSBURG — A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for West Virginia residents 65 and older has been scheduled for Thursday in Wood County, state officials said Tuesday.

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

Residents can begin calling 304-420-1449 at noon today for an appointment or to be put on a waitlist, according to the release. Names will continue to be taken for inclusion on the waitlist, the release said.

The clinic is among others scheduled around the state on Thursday and Friday in the Operation Save Our Wisdom initiative.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department in a separate Facebook post on Tuesday said there is a standby list for those who can’t get through on its phone line for vaccinations. To register for the standby list, of which residents must be 65 or older, go to http://bit.ly/movhdcovid. The information will be time stamped and the person added to the clinics as vaccine becomes available, the post said.

In addition to Wood County, free vaccination clinics also will be held in Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy, Harrison, Hancock, Kanawha, Logan, Marshall, Mercer, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Raleigh and Randolph 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.

Many clinics are listed as full as they are utilizing existing waitlists. However, they will continue to place new individuals on a waitlist. 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.

Clinics are scheduled: Thursday in Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Greenbrier, residents of Hardy, Grant, Hampshire and Mineral counties, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, residents of Monongalia, Marion and Preston counties, Pocahontas, Wood, Raleigh and Randolph counties; Friday in Cabell, for residents in Hancock and Brooke counties, Kanawha, Logan, for residents in Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties and Mercer counties.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, go to vaccinate.wv.gov.

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