CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fans attending the West Virginia girls and boys state basketball tournaments will have the chance to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

The vaccines will be administered starting Tuesday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said in a news release.

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Anyone age 16 and older can receive a vaccine.

“We understand that parents and teenagers are busy, so this is one way we hope to make the process more convenient for them,” said Dr. Sherri Young, the department’s health officer.

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COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment in the health department’s clinic by calling 304-348-8080.

State data shows 31% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 39% have received at least one dose. Gov. Jim Justice said last week a statewide mask mandate may stay in place until 70% of eligible residents are vaccinated.

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