March 24, 2021
Recently, Governor Justice announced that all West Virginians 16 and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
There are many ways to get a vaccine. Right now, it seems like you will increase your chances of finding a place to get vaccinated if you call and ask about availability, rather than waiting for someone to contact you.
Here are a few places to contact:
- State Vaccine Online Portal/Hotline: Pre-register for a vaccine by visiting https://member.everbridge.net/747122446041089/login. The website will guide you through the pre-registration steps. Once you do this, the state will call you at the phone number you provide to set up your vaccination appointment. There is no information on how long it will take to get everyone vaccinated, so please be patient. If you are 65 or older, you can call West Virginia’s COVID hotline to get more information on an earlier vaccination date: 1-(833)-734-0965.
- Local Pharmacy: There are also numerous ways to get vaccines if you are able to travel and go to clinics on the day they are set up. You can call your local Walgreens or your local pharmacy to find out if they offer vaccines and if you can sign up for one.
Finally, if you have access to social media, a lot of opportunities in local areas are being posted there by community members.
Health experts are recommending you get whatever vaccine is available to you when you can and not to avoid a vaccine because you want a different brand. Vaccines have been tested and are safe, according to the FDA.