COVID Vaccination Clinic Slated

Hancock County will hold a free COVID Vaccine Clinic on Friday, January 15.  The Clinic, for those 80 and older, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and located at Weir High gymnasium.
Gov. Jim Justice announced the clinic is one of 14 clinics held this week throughout West Virginia through the Dept. of Health and Human Resources and the WV Inter Agency Task Force for COVID with 6,043 vaccines made available Statewide.  
“As Operation Save Our Wisdom continues to ramp up, I encourage all West Virginians who are 80 and older to take advantage of the opportunity to receive a lifesaving vaccine,” said Justice.
 “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 have this safe and effective vaccine.”
  Locally, the Vaccine Clinic is a collaborative effort between CHANGE, Inc. and the Hancock County Health Dept.  Brooke County residents over 80 are also eligible to participate.  To make an appointment, Hancock County residents should call 1-304-564-3343 and Brooke County residents should call 1-304-737-3665.      
Hancock County residents of all ages  may now place their name on a wait list to receive the COVID virus vaccine as it becomes available by going to the Hancock County Health Department website and clicking on the site,For those unable to register, family members may complete the registration for their loved ones.
   Registrants will be asked to check their age category (80 plus, 70-80, 60-70, etc);  and provide their phone number.  Residents will then be called to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine as vaccines are  available
   The number of Hancock County residents who have contracted COVID was 2,173 as of January 11.