WVU Parkersburg hosts flu, Hepatitis A vaccine clinic

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. Cases of the flu were up across West Virginia earlier this year, and with flu viruses common in fall, WVU Parkersburg held a vaccine clinic in efforts to decrease those numbers.

Wellness officials at the university partnered with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, Kroger pharmacists, and WVU students training in the health field to administer flu and Hepatitis A shots to those in the community today.

Though flu activity numbers are currently well below last year, reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still show a higher-than-average percentage of patients with flu-like illnesses.

With that, health officials remind the public that in addition to getting vaccinated, other ways to prevent the illness from spreading include washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home while sick.

While many local health organizations continue to put on flu vaccination clinics, area Kroger's offers the shot year round for those who are both insured and uninsured.