Promoting Vaccination

Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports.

According to the CDC, currently authorized vaccines in the United States are highly effective at protecting vaccinated people against symptomatic and severe COVID-19. Additionally, a growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection or transmit COVID-19 to others.

One of the most essential mitigation measures we can take is getting vaccinated. Governor Justice strongly encourages all citizens to get vaccinated. Vaccinations are now available to all West Virginians ages 5 and older and are available in all 55 counties. For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations or to find a vaccine near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call the WV Vaccine Info Line at 1-833-734-0965.

Vaccination Quick Links:

WVDE #IGotVaxxedWV Competition

To encourage eligible school-aged children, faculty, and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the WVDE launched its voluntary “#IGotVaxxedWV” Competition and campaign. The WVDE’s campaign will run throughout the 2021-22 school year and includes a series of educational videos and testimonials from school staff and students who share why they chose to get vaccinated. Learn more about the WVDE’s #IGotVaxxedWV Competition and vaccine information HERE.

PCS #IGotVaxxedWV Video Segments

Hurricane High Students Lily Haught & Emsley Farley speak towards their reasons for getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as a part of the West Virginia Department of Education's #IGotVaxxedWV Campaign!