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UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled in Wood, surrounding counties

Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 12:23 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 5:22 PM EST
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UPDATE: 2/1/21

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Wood County are among several scheduled this week in the Mid-Ohio Valley, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday morning.

All of the clinics are available for state residents who are 65 or older.

Appointments are required, but all of the clinics are full based on an existing wait list. Walk-ins are not permitted.

State residents can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine at www.vaccinate.wv.gov. In addition, those who need help with registration can call 833-734-0965 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

- Calhoun County: Calhoun Middle/High School, Front Loop, 50 Underwood Circle, Mt. Zion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

- Jackson County: Jackson County Armory, 8832 Point Pleasant Road, Millwood, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

- Pleasants County: Pleasants County Library, 101 Lafayette St., St. Marys, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Ritchie County: Ritchie County 4-H Camp, 4-H Camp Road, Harrisville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Wood County: WVU-P Early Learning Center, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

FRIDAY

- Calhoun County: Calhoun Middle/High School, Front Loop, 50 Underwood Circle, Mt. Zion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

- Doddridge County: Doddridge County High School Technical Center, 65 Doddridge County School Road, West Union, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

- Wood County: WVU Medicine Camden Clark, Medical Office Building B, 705 Garfield Ave., Suite 360, Parkersburg, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

UPDATE: 1/20/21 10:25 A.M.

Appointments for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at West Virginia University Parkersburg will be filled from a standby list of more than 5,000 people, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department said Wednesday in a post on its Facebook page.

“We know and understand this will no be a popular decision,” the post said. “The state was notified of our decision.”

The clinic will be for West Virginia residents 65 or older. Five-hundred appointments will be accepted for Thursday’s clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., according to the MOVHD.

“We will be filling 500 appointments from that list and will start calling people this morning from that list,” the post said. “The list is time/ date stamped from when they were placed on it and they will receive calls but no voicemail messages will be left. If you do not answer, we will leave you on the list but will move on to the next person on the list. Unfortunately, there is no good way for us to handle these requests, and we want to be fair and equitable so we will continue to accept people to the standby list.”

The decision is a change from Tuesday morning when the state Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday’s clinic in an email and said telephone appointments would be taken starting at noon on Wednesday.

Then, Tuesday afternoon, the MOVHD said in a Facebook post that it would not be accepting telephone appointments and asked people to start registering online at http://bit.ly.movhdcovid. The department also said anyone without internet access should call 211, the state’ s toll-free information line, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get help registering for an appointment.

UPDATE: 1/19/2021 4:10 P.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has announced it is no longer taking appointments for Thursday’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic over the appointments. Instead, those interested are asked to visit this link to add their name to the stand by list. Appointments will be made based on that list as vaccines are available.

Those who do not have Internet access may call the 211 number between 8:30 A.M. and 4 P.M. and someone will help them register.

ORIGINAL STORY: 1/19/2021 12:00 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, the Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines on Tuesday announced a series of vaccine clinics across the state for residents 65 or older.

In Wood County, the free clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the WVU-Parkersburg Early Childhood Education Center, 300 Campus Drive.

Vaccines will be given by appointment only. Once the appointments have been filled, names will continue to be taken for inclusion on the waitlist. Those who would like to make an appointment are asked to call 304-420-1449 after noon on Wednesday.

Additional clinics will be held in Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy, Harrison, Hancock, Kanawha, Logan, Marshall, Mercer, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Raleigh, and Randolph, counties. Residents from any county in West Virginia may make an appointment at any of the clinics, regardless of their county of residence.

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