Late final 7 days, the Facilities for Condition Command and Avoidance expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to consist of lots of recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. 

The CDC announcement followed very similar actions taken on Wednesday, Oct. 20, by the U.S. Food stuff and Drug Administration.

In accordance to the up-to-date CDC steerage, folks who gained a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and slide within the adhering to groups are eligible to obtain a booster shot at the very least six months right after their preliminary sequence:

  • Men and women aged 18 and more mature who do the job or dwell in superior-chance configurations (e.g., initially-responders, persons who perform in an instructional setting, manufacturing workers, and many others.). 

The CDC also suggested boosters for people today aged 18 and more mature who received the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and were being vaccinated at least two months ago.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Prospects on Campus

In partnership with the Monongalia County Well being Division, WVU will host weekly Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus each and every Tuesday starting tomorrow (Oct. 26) and continuing by way of Nov. 16.

The Moderna clinics will choose spot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. just about every Tuesday in the WVU Pupil Recreation Centre’s decrease gymnasium.

All appointments should be scheduled in progress at ebook.novelhealth.ai/MCHDC (view instructions). Take note: Be absolutely sure to pick the proper clinic when scheduling your appointment given that there will be several clinic alternatives. Absolutely free parking will be accessible in Region 49 and large amount ST-4.

Vaccines will be presented on a first-occur, initially-served foundation. To start with and 2nd doses as well as booster pictures of the Moderna vaccine will be offered at the clinic. Be absolutely sure to bring your CDC vaccination card with you to the clinic if you are acquiring your next dose or a booster shot.

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Chances on Campus

The College will carry on to host weekly Pfizer vaccination clinics in partnership with the Monongalia County Overall health Section on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Scholar Rec Center’s reduce health and fitness center.

To start with, second and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be obtainable. Little ones aged 12 to 17 are eligible to obtain a Pfizer vaccine at the clinic if they are accompanied by a legal guardian. 

As with the Moderna clinics, appointments for the Pfizer clinics have to be scheduled in advance at reserve.novelhealth.ai/MCHDC. Free parking will be obtainable in Location 49 and large amount ST-4.

In addition to the weekly vaccination clinics, WVU Medicine Pupil Health has the Pfizer vaccine offered for WVU learners at its clinic in the Overall health and Schooling Creating. Stroll-in appointments are offered throughout frequent enterprise hrs (Monday as a result of Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). 

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Prospects

The Monongalia County Overall health Department is providing totally free vaccinations by appointment on most days at their facility at 453 Van Voorhis Rd. Anyone who needs to be vaccinated can connect with the Monongalia County Wellbeing Department at 304-598-5119 to schedule an appointment.

Other vaccination options can be located at vaccines.gov. Vaccines go on to be readily out there throughout the country.

At this time, WVU pupils and personnel are not essential to be vaccinated. Nevertheless, individuals on the Wellness Sciences Campus included in affected individual treatment, which include citizens, fellows and pupils, are needed to stick to different WVU Health and fitness Process policies, which include those relevant to COVID-19, these kinds of as masks, PPE and vaccinations.

The College strongly suggests all students and workforce be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Any person with inquiries about the protection and efficacy of the vaccine is encouraged to communicate with their major treatment doctor or a agent from WVU Medication Student Wellbeing

Vaccinated learners and workers — including all those who experienced obtained the vaccine from a WVU or WVU Drugs vaccine clinic — will have to verify their vaccine status by coming into their information and facts into the Vaccine Verification System. 

Pay a visit to the Return to Campus web site for additional info and the most recent COVID-19 updates.

WVU Well being Sciences also has up to date the coronavirus.wvu.edu site to mirror the most up-to-date information and facts on vaccines and the Delta variant.  

Speak to [email protected] with any concerns.