HUNTINGTON – Almost 700,000 people in West Virginia have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The State Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) said 691,758 people had been fully vaccinated by Friday morning. This represents over 38% of the state’s eligible population. More than 828,000 people have received at least a first dose of the vaccine.
Anyone over the age of 12 in West Virginia is eligible to receive the vaccine, which depending on the version administered, is given in one or two doses.
Middle and high school students in Cabell County will be offered a first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at school this week. Clinics for middle school students (12 and over) will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at Huntington East Middle School and Milton Middle School, in school gymnasiums, and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday , May 18, at Barboursville Middle School and Huntington Middle School, in school gymnasiums.
A parent or guardian must be present for college students to receive immunizations. A COVID-19 vaccine form must also be completed and will be sent home with students by their schools before clinics or can be downloaded from www.cabellschools.com.
Parents, siblings, and other relatives aged 12 and older are encouraged to attend college immunization clinics to receive the vaccine themselves.
Statewide, 307 new cases were reported on Saturday, for a total of 158,230, and one new death, for a total of 2,757.
Total cases by county are: Barbour (1447), Berkeley (12,441), Boone (2057), Braxton (940), Brooke (2199), Cabell (8725), Calhoun (356), Clay (511), Doddridge ( 604), Fayette (3455), Gilmer (863), Grant (1281), Greenbrier (2818), Hampshire (1853), Hancock (2813), Hardy (1531), Harrison (5770), Jackson (2135), Jefferson ( 4628), Kanawha (15,016), Lewis (1,214), Lincoln (1,488), Logan (3,156), Marion (4,474), Marshall (3,482), Mason (2,009), McDowell (1,576) , Mercer (4,886), Mineral (2,871), Mingo (2598), Monongalia (9219), Monroe (1145), Morgan (1192), Nicholas (1725), Ohio (4221), Pendleton (703), Pleasants ( 899), Pocahontas (664), Preston (2898), Putnam (5181), Raleigh (6822), Randolph (2638), Ritchie (711), Roane (633), Summers (825), Taylor (1228), Tucker ( 529), Tyler (720), Upshur (1880), Wayne (3,116), Webster (496), Wetzel (1,355), Wirt (428), Wood (7,802) and Wyoming (2,003).
Ohio reported more than 900 cases on Saturday, for a total of 1,090,276, with 19,528 deaths.
In Kentucky, there were 452,250 total cases on Saturday, with 6,648 deaths.