What you need to know about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccines currently being distributed have been evaluated in tens of thousands of volunteers in clinical trials, which met rigorous standards set for all vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Based on the results, the FDA made the vaccines available through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA will continue to monitor the safety of the vaccines now that they are in use.
Following guidelines from the CDC, the state of West Virginia created a phased distribution plan, which is currently underway. All West Virginians over the age of 16 are encouraged to pre-register through the West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System.
Vaccine supplies are limited, so pre-registration does not mean immediate access to vaccination. Pre-registration offers West Virginians the opportunity to receive real-time updates on vaccine availability and schedule an appointment when available as vaccine supplies allow.