WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 (10:00 pm)
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is in week three of the initial allotment of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 Vaccine) for public vaccinations. At this time the department is vaccinating the individuals in the Phase 1-B group with their first of two vaccinations. This group includes Community Infrastructure, Emergency Response, First Responders and Public Health.
When more vaccine arrives or additional groups are identified for vaccination the department will provide more notification.
Final clinics are scheduled for December 30, 2020, and January 2, 2021. First Responders/Emergency Response members in Ohio County (any West Virginia county) who have not yet received an initial vaccination should call the department to get an appointment.
Individuals who are eligible or have been identified for vaccination will receive an e-mail to register for a vaccination at the County Health Department. Questions, call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-368.
- Community Infrastructure
- Emergency Response
- Public Health Officials
- First Responders
- Fire, Police, 911 Centers, Emergency Management, Corrections Staff
- Ambulance drivers/crew members, Local Health Departments
- National Guard Members on COVID-19 support
There will be limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine at first, so the vaccine will be distributed in phases based on risk. Supply of COVID-19 vaccine will increase over time.
We are dedicated to ensuring that all residents of Ohio County and West Virginians have access to a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. The initial focus of West Virginia’s vaccine distribution is to take care of the most vulnerable in our state. Vaccines will be in limited supply at the beginning, so the first phase will be distributed to individuals in high-risk settings such as healthcare, first response, long-term care facilities, and education. This approach is imperative to preserve critical infrastructure, such as making sure our healthcare system can meet our state’s needs. We understand that there are questions regarding when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available, and we are urging patience for all those waiting. As we receive more vaccine supply and have vaccinated those outlined in the state’s plan for Phase 1, we will move forward with vaccinations for the general public. We appreciate your commitment to protecting West Virginia.