West Virginians can register for COVID vaccine online

by Kate Shunney

As of Monday morning, West Virginians were able to sign onto a new online COVID vaccine scheduling  tool that will notify them about when vaccine doses are available for them.

The tool can be found at Vaccinate.WV.gov.

West Virginia will be the first state in the U.S. to utilize this type of digital vaccination scheduling system, state officials said. The tool is through a company called Everbridge, which helps states notify their citizens when there is a fire, flood, or a hurricane.

 

 

Morgan County currently uses Everbridge for their emergency notifications.

Under the COVID vaccine registration system, state residents of any age can indicate their interest in getting the vaccination. They will set up an account and receive confirmation of interest in the vaccine.

According to state officials, the digital scheduling program will then alert those with an account when they can be eligible for a vaccine dose, based on age and other criteria under the state’s distribution plan.

Residents from any county in West Virginia may access an appointment at any vaccination clinic with availability, regardless of their county of residence, state health officials said.

Gov. Jim Justice announced last week that the community vaccination clinic model will be expanded to serve all 55 counties in West Virginia by Monday, Februrary 1.

For now, free vaccination clinics for West Virginians age 65 and older have been held recently in Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, Marshall, Mercer, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph, and Wood counties.

Already, many clinics have a full schedule of residents already signed up for their vaccines.

Some Morgan County residents over the age of 80 who got their first COVID vaccine earlier this month are scheduled to receive their second dose this weekend.

All clinics require appointments and walk-ins aren’t accepted.

West Virginia also has a COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line available during the daytime hours at 1-833-734-0965.

2 Comments

  1. joyce matheny on February 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I live in Bridgeport W.V.
    A snow bird with a Florida license.
    I have been here since June of 2020. My name is on a list of 10,000 through the Harrison county health department.
    No plan to return to Florida at this time.

    Question. What documentation will I need to get the vaccine. Utility bills, tax bills, birth certificate? I am a native.
    Thanking you in advance
    Joyce Matheny 304 842-9145

    • Editor on February 5, 2021 at 8:55 am

      Proof of age and residency have been required when you check in to get the vaccine.

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