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West Virginia officials slate vaccination clinics

CHARLESTON — Vaccination clinics are scheduled this week in local counties and around West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines said in a joint release.

The vaccination program through the Operation Save Our Wisdom initiative this week will be offered to residents 65 and older.

All West Virginians 16 and older are encouraged to pre-register for a vaccination through the Vaccine Registration System at www.vaccinate.wv.gov or by calling 1 833 734-0965. The information line is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

All clinic appointment slots this week have been assigned as vaccine supplies allowed to those pre-registered through the Vaccine Registration System.

Individuals will be notified through the Vaccine Registration System or their local health department if they are selected for an appointment slot in their area. Vaccine supplies are limited and walk-ins are not accepted.

Due to possible inclement weather, check local news media, social media and www.vaccinate.wv.gov for any changes or delays.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department requested that those scheduled originally to get a booster vaccine on Thursday, Feb. 25, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg should come on Friday, Feb. 26, at the same time of their original appointment.

The schedule for local clinics is:

* Wednesday: Wirt County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Coplin Health Systems, 483 Court St., Elizabeth.

* Thursday: Calhoun County: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Calhoun Middle/High School Front Loop, 50 Underwood Circle, Mt. Zion; Jackson County: 1-5 p.m., Jackson County Armory, 8832 Pt. Pleasant Road, Millwood; Pleasants County, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pleasants County Library, 101 Lafayette St., St. Marys; Ritchie County, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ritchie County 4-H Camp, 4-H Camp Road, Harrisville; Wood County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Parkersburg Early Learning Center, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg.

* Friday: Doddridge County, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Doddridge County High School Technical Center, 65 Doddridge County School Road, West Union; Gilmer County, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Sue Morris Sports Complex, 1294 U.S. Highway 33E, Glenville; Roane County, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., City of Spencer Armory, 207 E. Main St., Spencer; Wetzel and Tyler counties, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., United Methodist Church-New Martinsville, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville; Wood County A, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Camden Clark Medical Center Medical Office Building B, 705 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg; Wood County B, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Parkersburg Early Learning Center, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg.

Active cases of the virus were 8,795 as of Monday, the lowest since Nov. 13, the Department of Health and Human Resources said in its Monday morning pandemic report.

New positive cases of the virus in the 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday morning totaled 238.

The state Monday confirmed two deaths from the virus, a man and woman from Kanawha County. The death count stands at 2,263 in West Virginia since pandemic began a year ago.

Hospitalizations were at 294 on Monday morning with 80 in an intensive care unit and 33 in an intensive care unit.

Virus statistics for local counties by number active and total deaths: Calhoun, 10, 0; Doddridge, 25, 6; Gilmer, 16, 8; Jackson, 43, 50; Pleasants, 20, 17; Ritchie, 30, 9; Roane, 12, 7; Tyler, 61, 4; Wetzel, 111, 19; Wirt, 12, 2; Wood, 229, 129.

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