Immunizations are one of the greatest public health achievements, preventing tens of thousands of deaths, millions of cases of disease, and saving billions of dollars per decade. Immunizations are a safe, effective way to protect children from disease, including some cancers, as well as hospitalization, disability, and death. It is especially important to maintain routine immunizations to prevent a disease outbreak, public health emergency or future pandemic.
West Virginians ages 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination (and those ages 6 months and older who are due for an annual flu shot can get COVID-19 and flu shots at the same time).
Many locations have COVID-19 vaccines readily available.