CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Due to heightened concerns regarding vaccine rollout among school employees, the West Virginia Department of Education has reached out to the pandemic leadership team and the Joint Interagency Taskforce for Vaccine Distribution.
West Virginia, like the rest of the country, is working hard to administer vaccines as the country faces significant supply issues. West Virginia is the only state in the country to prioritize school employees as essential moving them to elevated status to receive the vaccine.
As of close of business on Friday, January 29, 2021, all school employees, age 50 and above, who requested a vaccine by the issued deadline will have received it.
According to the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan, school employees are categorized as essential workers and are prioritized as such. They will need to register at vaccinate.wv.gov using the same Everbridge registration process as healthcare workers, many of whom have yet to be vaccinated.
School employees that completed a survey earlier this year regarding their interest in receiving a vaccination will not lose priority in the process. The Everbridge registration system allows the state to move forward as quickly and efficiently as possible as vaccines are available.
School employees who are scheduled for a second vaccine, will receive them at the school where they received their first dose. All others will be directed as needed upon registering at the site listed above.