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.READ MORE: Friends Salt, Shovel Ramp To Hot Metal Bridge To Help Woman In Wheelchair
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.READ MORE: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Lift Streaking Penguins Over Senators
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.MORE NEWS: How To Protect People, Pets And Pipes During A Deep Freeze
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