WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (12:00noon)
MARSHALL COUNTY, WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY AND WETZEL / TYLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO HOST REGIONAL VACCINATION CLINIC
The Health Departments of Marshall County, Wheeling-Ohio County and Wetzel / Tyler County are announcing a regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for county residents aged 65 years old and older. The region is scheduled to receive 400 doses of Moderna vaccine for this clinic.
This clinic will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 8:00am until 4:00pm.
This clinic will be by appointment only with appointments being every 10 minutes.
The clinic will be held at the Chevron Building at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 714 Myrtle Avenue, Moundsville. Entrance to the clinic will be from 12th Street in Moundsville.
To schedule an appointment, starting 8:30am on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Ohio County residents will be able to call (304) 234-3798 and Marshall County residents will be able to call (304) 221-9911.
Wetzel / Tyler County appointments will be filled by their current waiting list. Once all appointments have been made these lines will not be answered nor will additional appointments be taken. We ask that you do not call the health departments main numbers as these are used for routine department business.
Please bring a photo ID, including proof of age and residency (WV Driver’s License). To help maintain social distancing, please come to your appointment at the time scheduled, you do not need to arrive early. When more vaccine arrives, or additional groups are identified for vaccination the departments will provide more notification.
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 the Northern Panhandle 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.