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Vaccination clinic set Thursday

ELKINS — Another mass vaccination clinic will be offered at the Phil Gainer Community Center Thursday, officials said.

As was the case with this week’s event, Thursday’s clinic will be a regional event focusing on providing COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 65 years old and older from Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Webster and Pendleton counties.

However, Thursday’s event will be open to all West Virginians on a first call, first appointments basis.

The phone line for appointments will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until appointments are filled.

To make an appointment for Thursday’s event, call 304-637-3368.

The number of phone lines has been increased in an attempt to take all calls in a timely manner, officials said. The number of vaccine doses will still be limited, however, which will limit the number of appointments available.

A state call center will open on Monday which will begin to make vaccination appointments for the week of Feb. 1 and for the future, a press release from the Randolph-Elkins Health Department states.

Wait lists from Randolph County will be uploaded to the state call center and will receive priority, the release states.

The state call center hours will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Appointments may be made with the state call center online or by phone.

To make an appointment, go to vaccinate.wv.gov and follow the link, or call 1-833-734-0965.

The Phil Gainer Community Center is located at 142 Robert E. Lee Avenue at Elkins.

Help is needed with registration, way-finding and other tasks related to the weekly mass vaccination clinics. To sign up as a volunteer, please go to https://signup.com/go/avyHUgr.

Shift options are a half-day shift from 8 a.m. to noon, or from noon to 5 p.m., or full day shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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