Hancock County Leads in Vaccines

A cooperative effort among health care professionals continues to provide COVID vaccinations to each and every Hancock resident who wants them. As of Feb. 22, 31.6% of Hancock County residents have received their vaccinations and clinics continue to be scheduled. The Dept. of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) is now updating vaccination numbers on its website daily and with a population of 28,816, Hancock County has vaccinated 6,202.
According to Jackie Huff, Hancock County ranks second with Kanawha County showing 33% of its population being vaccinated. The State of West Virginia shows an average of 28% of residents vaccinated and is leading the nation in vaccination efforts.
The Hancock County Health Department, CHANGE, Inc., Hancock County School nurses, Davis Bros. Pharm. and community volunteers have worked together. The vaccination clinics were large with 1,200 vaccinated at Mountaineer’s HARV, and 700 to be done at Mercy Baptist Church Friday. Residents who were vaccinated were complimentary of the organization and efficiency they encountered.