Leading the efforts for a safer tomorrow.
Many leaders emerged at Health Sciences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that leadership continues as the state is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. They are providing expertise, debunking myths, and driving the effort to administer as many vaccines as possible.
West Virginia began rolling out its COVID-19 vaccine plan in mid-December through tiered priority groups. WVU Medicine vaccinated healthcare providers and hospital staff as part of phases 1-A and 1-C. As part of Phase 1-D, higher education employees over the age of 65 were offered the vaccine, followed by those aged 50 and older. As more vaccine doses are distributed, clinically active health professions students who are working and training in high-risk healthcare environments are being vaccinated. The goal is to begin vaccinating the general population by March 2021.