Shepherd University ready to hold three vaccination clinics for students
SHEPHERDSTOWN — After some deliberation, the state of West Virginia determined that the COVID-19 vaccination should be available to students, including those at Shepherd University, this semester.
Students will be able to get the vaccine starting today. Two more vaccination clinics will be available, on April 9 and 16. The vaccination being administered will be the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Shepherd University Wellness Center located at 164 University Drive.
The vaccination clinic information was sent out to students in an email from the university on Tuesday evening, giving all students who are West Virginia residents the ability to pre-register for the vaccination. The email also provided a phone number for students to call with vaccination-related questions.
Students who are from out-of-state can get the vaccination through their own state’s system.
Non-student Shepherdstown residents who want to get the vaccination can do so by preregistering for the COVID-19 vaccination at ttps://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx or by calling 1-833-734-0967. The helpline’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Although there is no there is no fee for the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination providers can charge an administration fee, which is covered by individuals’ insurance. However, those who are unable to pay or do not have insurance will still be able to receive the vaccine.
Gov. Jim Justice encourages “all West Virginians to take advantage of this opportunity and get vaccinated.” West Virginia continues to lead the nation with its vaccination distribution, according to governor.wv.gov.