All West Virginia University students, faculty and staff who are above the age of 18, including Beckley and Keyser campuses, are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Students and employees who reside outside of West Virginia also are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time.
Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will help protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. It will help save lives. COVID-19 vaccines are designed to work with our immune systems so the body is ready to fight the virus if we are exposed to it. When enough people in a community get vaccinated against COVID-19, immunity rates in our communities substantially increase, which reduces the spread of the virus.
Even after receiving a vaccine, we must remember to take precautions to protect those who are not vaccinated.