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Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department holds COVID-19 testing clinic and vaccination clinics

OHIO COUNTY, West Virginia (WTRF) —

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department will be hosting free COVID-19 testing clinics MONDAY through FRIDAY at the former OVMC.

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

COVID-19 testing

Tuesday Friday

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

OVMC (former VPC South car park, 2000 Eoff Street, Wheeling)

The free clinics are for people with or without symptoms and no insurance is needed. Participants must bring a driver’s license, photo ID or other proof of address. No residency restrictions. Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a drive-in testing clinic and participants will be tested either in their personal vehicle or at a walk-in location near the testing sites. This special clinic is hosted by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and the Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Management Agency. For more information, call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reminds residents of the Ohio Valley that if tested for COVID-19, they should remain in home isolation until they receive results from negative tests. Those who test positive will be contacted by a county health department and given further instructions regarding care and monitoring. If it is positive, you should restrict activities outside your home except to get medical attention. Do not go to work, school or public places. If you have a doctor’s appointment, call the health care provider and tell them you have or may have COVID-19 before arriving at the facility. This will help the health care provider’s office take action to prevent others from becoming infected or exposed.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics

WOCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (subject to change due to supply and demand). Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are available at all sites. 1st, 2nd, booster and 5-11 year old vaccines are available. Walk-ins are welcome without an appointment.

Health Department Daily Clinics

01/31/22 – Walk-in Clinic at Community Clinic – Highlands 9am-4pm

02/01/22 – NO CLINIC-Highlands (Health Service open for vaccinations 9am-4pm)

2/2/22 – Walk-in Clinic at Community Clinic – Highlands 9am-4pm

2/03/22 – NO CLINIC-Highlands (Health Service open for vaccinations 9am-4pm)

2/04/22 – Walk-in Clinic at Community Clinic – Highlands 9am-4pm

2/07/22 – Walk-In Clinic at Community Clinic – Highlands 9am-4pm

2/08/22 – NO CLINIC-Highlands (Health Service open for vaccinations 9am-4pm)

2/09/22 – Walk-in Clinic at Community Clinic – Highlands 9am-4pm

02/10/22 – NO CLINIC-Highlands (Health Service open for vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

2/11/22 – Walk-in Clinic at Community Clinic – Highlands 9am-4pm

(Community Vaccination Center in the Highlands – Former Michaels Craft Store, 550 Cabela Drive, Triadelphia, WV.)

Home COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Homebound people can call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department to schedule a home COVID-19 vaccination visit. Ohio County residents can call (304) 234-3682 to schedule an appointment and type of vaccination.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 5-11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation that children 5-11 years old should be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech Pediatric Vaccine . The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is given intramuscularly in a primary series of 2 doses (0.2 ml each) 3 weeks apart to people 5 to 11 years old.

Additional primary dose for certain immunocompromised children

Children aged 5 to 11 who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second injection. Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is licensed and recommended for children ages 5-11. Parents/guardians are encouraged to discuss their child’s medical condition with their child’s pediatrician/primary care provider and determine if an additional primary injection is right for them.

Children are considered moderately or severely immunocompromised if they have:

• Has received active cancer treatment for tumors or blood cancers

• Has received an organ transplant and is taking medication to suppress the immune system

• Has had a stem cell transplant within the past 2 years or is taking medication to suppress the immune system

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• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

• Advanced or untreated HIV infection

• Active treatment with high dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response

Pfizer, Moderna and J&J/Janssen booster vaccination clinic

The CDC has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations. The CDC recommends the booster dose for all people age 12 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 5 months or more after their initial round.

The CDC recommends the booster dose for people who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the following groups at 6 months or more after their initial round. You should get a callback if you’re 18 or older

For people who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, a booster dose is also recommended for people 18 years and older who were vaccinated 2 months or more ago. It is also recognized that some people may not prefer the type of vaccine they originally received and may prefer to receive a different booster. CDC recommendations now allow this type of mixing and dosing for booster shots.

All BOOSTER vaccinations will require an official COVID-19 vaccination record or VAMS certification. People who received a COVID-19 vaccine received a personal COVID-19 vaccination card that included vaccine details such as lot number, vaccination location, type of vaccination, and number of vaccines given. People who need a replacement COVID-19 vaccine card can request a card through the WVDHHR at https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/replacement-card.aspx . Replacement cards will not be issued at the community immunization center or county health department at this time.

Additional dose of COVID-19 RNA vaccines

On August 13, 2021, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met and reviewed data for the use of an additional dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for immunocompromised individuals. ACIP has issued an interim recommendation for the use of an additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (for persons aged ≥12 years) or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (for persons aged ≥18 years) after a first primary dose of 2-dose COVID mRNA -19 vaccine series for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals and does not apply to individuals who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the additional dose of a COVID19 mRNA vaccine be given no sooner than four weeks at least 28 days after a second dose and that a person should not receive more than three doses of mRNA vaccine in total. The additional dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine should be the same vaccine product as the initial 2-dose primary COVID-19 mRNA vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). If the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine product administered for the first two doses is not available, the other COVID-19 mRNA vaccine product may be administered.

The specific list of eligible persons includes:

  • Active treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies
  • Receiving a solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receiving a CAR-T cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplant or taking immunosuppressive therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (eg, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent daily), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severe immunosuppressants , tumor necrosis (TNF) inhibitors and other biological agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory

Although immunocompromised people do not need a prescription or proof of their condition to obtain a third dose, people are encouraged to speak with their health care provider about their medical condition and determine if an additional dose suits them. Immunocompromised West Virginians who meet CDC eligibility recommendations are strongly encouraged to choose the COVID-19 vaccination, which now includes a third dose for mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna).

General informations

Residents of Ohio County and the Ohio Valley are advised to limit contact with the public, practice social distancing, wash their hands frequently and contact their personal physician if they fall ill with fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reminds residents of the Ohio Valley that if tested for COVID-19, they should remain in home isolation until they receive results from negative tests. Those who test positive will be contacted by a county health department and given further instructions regarding care and monitoring.

If it is positive, you should restrict activities outside your home except to get medical attention. Do not go to work, school or public places. If you have a doctor’s appointment, call the health care provider and tell them you have or may have COVID-19 before arriving at the facility. This will help the health care provider’s office take action to prevent others from becoming infected or exposed.