Harrison County, West Virginia, Board of Well being discusses vaccine efforts | Information

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV Information) — The Harrison County Board of Well being met Thursday on the Nathan Goff Armory, the place board members acquired a chicken’s eye view of vaccination efforts underway within the county.

From a loft above the armory’s gymnasium, board members may see people transfer way of registration to vaccination to a 15-minute commentary space the place they’re monitored for any hostile response.

For the reason that board’s final assembly in December, the Harrison-Clarksburg Well being Division’s major focus has shifted from COVID-19 epidemiological investigations and testing to mass vaccinations.

“We’ll spend large elements of days, and weeks, and months vaccinating the group,” mentioned division Administrator Chad Bundy.

These efforts are solely anticipated to develop, and well being division workers and group companions are engaged on the logistics to make sure capability.

“We began at 125 [vaccines], to 250, then 500 — we’ve finished 700 at the moment. There’s an enormous change between 500 and 700. … For those who going from 700 to 1,000 or 2,000, there’s lots of shifting elements that might change,” Bundy mentioned.

Board member Jim Scudere mentioned he has heard complaints from some folks about wait occasions for vaccinations. He mentioned Thursday’s assembly supplied him with solutions, most significantly that vaccinations can solely be administered as shortly as vaccine doses are acquired.

Board President Dr. George Shehl mentioned he want to see the well being division proceed the vaccination efforts because it has been doing.

“I feel I can converse for [the board]: We now have a deep, deep gratitude for … the staff who’re doing a stellar job. It’s a mannequin actually, from the whole lot I’ve heard and perceive,” Shehl mentioned. “We actually recognize it.”

The following assembly of the Harrison County Board of Well being is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25.

Workers Author JoAnn Snoderly will be reached at 304-626-1445, e mail at jsnoderly@theet.com or on Twitter at @JoAnnSnoderly.

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