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.
All West Virginians 16 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those 65 years of age and older will continue to be prioritized. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 Vaccine website offers more information about free vaccination clinics being hosted across the state, as well as ways to find vaccines at local pharmacies.