Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Health Update: Emergence Of Delta Variant
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is issuing this Health Update based on national increases in community transmission of COVID-19 with the emergence of the Delta variant.
New cases of COVID-19 are rising among the unvaccinated, particularly among children and young adults who are being exposed to COVID-19 as they resume normal activities without protection. While vaccinated individuals are protected against severe disease, they can still transmit the virus to those that are unvaccinated.
For your safety and our ongoing public health response, we recommend that Ohio County residents immediately consider the following to protect themselves and each other:
- Get vaccinated and encourage your loved ones 12 and older to get vaccinated. Vaccines are effective against the Delta variant, as well as other more common variant strains in West Virginia, and vaccination is the best tool we have to prevent illness. The Health Department offers free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Monday thru Friday at the health department.
Individuals who are homebound can call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department to schedule a home COVID-19 vaccination visit. Ohio County residents can call (304) 234-3682 to set up an appointment and vaccination type.