Governor Jim Justice announced on Jan. 13, 2021, that West Virginia residents age 70 and older are now able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.It has further been announced that West Virginia is working to regionalize vaccine administration to 17 sites across the state.
In response to these announcements and given that it is unclear as to whether Putnam County Health Department will be receiving new (first dose) vaccine supplies beyond those on hand for a vaccination clinic planned for Saturday, Jan. 16, we have suspended accepting new names to our COVID-19 Vaccination Wait/On-Call List.
Regarding the vaccination clinic for Saturday, Jan. 16, Putnam County Health Department team members will start calling current Wait/On-Call List Members today to schedule appointments.
If you are a member of our Wait/On-Call List and do not receive a call to schedule an appointment for Saturday’s clinic, someone from our team will be in touch with you soon by either phone or email with important information about your Wait/On-Call List status.
If you have already received your first COVID-19 vaccine dose from Putnam County Health Department, we will contact you directly with information about scheduling an appointment for your second dose as you are due and booster supplies become available.
Despite recent changes to West Virginia’s vaccination plan, Putnam County Health Department remains committed to keeping Putnam County community members informed about how they can get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state is now instructing individuals age 70 and older who seek the vaccine to contact the closest regional vaccine clinic to schedule an appointment. The closest regional clinics in our area are being administered by:
Information about dates and ways to register for regional vaccination clinics will be regularly updated at this West Virginia DHHR website link:
Putnam County Health Department will also regularly release information about regional clinic dates at www.pchdwv.org and on our Facebook page.