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Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Shot

Talk to someone who has left one of the Ohio Valley’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics after getting their first or second dose, and they may run through several emotions.

None of those emotions are bad.

There’s relief in being able to take the first step in protecting themselves from the virus that has upended normal life for all of us.

There’s joy in knowing they’re another step closer to being able to safely see loved ones.

There’s excitement in thinking about future plans that can now happen.

The state of West Virginia is administering vaccine doses as quickly as they receive them. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia, as of Monday, had given out 101.3 percent of the doses it has received, meaning it has been able to squeeze an extra dose out of some vials.

Anyone who sits in the categories of those now getting vaccinated — folks ages 65 and up are the main targets right now — should be able to get a shot in fairly short order if they so choose. There is more than one way to sign up, either by going to vaccinate.wv.gov or by calling 833-734-0965. That phone number is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

If you’re interested in sharing the same emotions as those who already have received their shots, the opportunities are there to do it.

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