UPDATE: MOVHD plans to announce next COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday
UPDATE: 1/15/21 4:45 P.M.
The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department on Friday said it plans to announce the date for its next COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday.
In the meantime, health officials are asking the public to be patient as state and federal officials ramp up the vaccination process.
”I know that people are frustrated because they’re calling the lines and not getting through, Carrie Brainard, the MOVHD’s threat-preparedness coordinator said. “We actually have 10 people answering that phone line. It rolls from one person to the other, and we’re still getting inundated with calls and not being able to get to everyone. Please be patient. There will be more and more vaccine clinics held. We will get people vaccinate, maybe just not in the next week or two.”
Brainard said the goal is to conduct clinics on a weekly basis as the department is allocated more doses of the vaccine. As of now, Brainard anticipates having roughly 500 doses available at future clinics.
The MOVHD vaccinated 546 people 70 or older during the most-recent clinic held Thursday at the Elite Sports Center in south Parkersburg.
That clinic went smoothly, Brainard said, but the department is trying to find locations for future clinics that are more accessible. The MOVHD is also looking at ways to streamline the appointment process, Brainard said.
Currently, there are no phone lines open to schedule appointments. The MOVHD will publicize the dates and times to call for an appointment once the details for future clinics are in place, Brainard said.
UPDATE: 1/13/21 2:10 P.M.
A COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled Thursday in Parkersburg will now be open to West Virginia residents 70 or older, health officials said.
The clinic scheduled at the Elite Sports Center, 2000 1st Ave, Parkersburg, had been for anyone 80 or older, but Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday in his COVID-19 media briefing Wednesday morning that he was opening up the vaccines to anyone 70 or older.
Carrie Brainard, threat preparedness coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, confirmed Wednesday that the age limit had been lowered.
Brainard said Tuesday that the MOVHD will have about 500 doses of the vaccine available at Thursday’s clinic, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling 304-420-1449. You must be a West Virginia resident and have a photo ID. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
ORIGINAL STORY: 1/12/21
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled Thursday in Parkersburg is one of 14 planned this week across West Virginia, officials said.
The clinic, for anyone 80 or older, will be by appointment only and run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elite Sports Center, 2000 1st Ave.
Appointments can be made starting at noon on Wednesday by calling 304-420-1449. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
About 500 vaccines will be available, Carrie Brainard, threat preparedness coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, said. A total of 6,300 vaccines will be available across all 14 clinics.
“As Operation Save Our Wisdom continues to ramp up, I encourage all West Virginians who are age 80 and older to take advantage of the opportunity to receive a life-saving vaccine,” Gov. Jim Justice said. “West Virginia continues to lead the nation in vaccine distribution and administration because of the incredible work of our state agencies and local partners, and because West Virginians are choosing to take this safe and effective vaccine.”
Below is a list of dates, times and locations and for the remaining 13 clinics (Both Cabell County’s clinics and one in Monongalia County’s are fully booked):
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. By appointment, call 304-357-5157 (may begin calling at 1 p.m. Tuesday for appointment).
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Phil Gainer Center, 142 Robert E. Lee Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241. By appointment, call 304-636-4764.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25404. Walk-in clinic; first-come, first-served.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Gassaway Baptist Church, 56 Beall Drive, Gassaway, WV 26624. By appointment, call 304-471-2240.
Cabell County (all appointments have been booked)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Highlawn Community Building, 2788 Collis Avenue, Huntington, WV 25702. By appointment, call 304-526-3383.
Greenbrier County (includes Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming counties)
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, State Fair of West Virginia – West Virginia Building, 947 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901. By appointment, Fayette County residents: call 304-574-1617; Greenbrier County residents: call 304-645-1787; McDowell County residents: call 304-448-2174; Mercer County residents: call 304-324-8367; Monroe County residents: call 304-772-3064; Pocahontas County residents: call 304-799-4154; Raleigh County residents: call 304-252-8531; Summers County residents: call 304-466-3388; Wyoming County residents: call 304-732-7941.
Hardy County (includes Grant, Hampshire, and Mineral counties)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, National Guard Armory, 157 Freedom Way, Moorefield, WV 26836. By appointment, Hardy County residents: call 304-530-6355 or 304-897-7400; Hampshire County residents: call 304-496-9640; Grant County residents: call 304-257-4922; and Mineral County residents: call 304-788-1321.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Nathan Goff Armory, 5 Armory Road, Clarksburg, WV 26301. By appointment, call the Harrison County COVID Vaccine Hotline: 304-423-7969.
Monongalia County (all appointments have been booked)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, West Virginia Army National Guard, Morgantown Readiness Center, 90 Army Band Way, Morgantown, WV 26508. By appointment, call 304-257-3383.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Phil Gainer Center, 142 Robert E. Lee Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241. By appointment, call 304-636-4764.
FRIDAY, JAN. 15
Cabell County (all appointments have been booked)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Highlawn Community Building, 2788 Collis Avenue, Huntington 25702. By appointment, call 304-526-3383.
Hancock County (includes Brooke County)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Weirton High School Gymnasium, 100 Red Rider Road, Weirton, WV 26062. By appointment, Brooke County residents: call 304-737-3665; Hancock County residents: call 304-564-3343.
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Cabin Creek Clinic at Riverside High School, 1 Warrior Way, Belle, WV 25015. By appointment, call 304-734-2040 (may begin calling at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for an appointment) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This location is open to those 80 years of age and older and is not limited to Cabin Creek participants.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, please visit vaccinate.wv.gov.
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