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Vaccine clinic for 65 and older slated Thursday in Wood County

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

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the WVU-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 Wednesday for an for an appointment or to be put on the wait list, according to the release. Names will continue to be taken for inclusion on the wait list, it said.

The clinic is among others scheduled around the state this week in the Operation Save Our Wisdom initiative, the release said.

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.

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