Valley Health Systems Inc. has been granted a special allotment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines for a COVID-19 vaccination effort focused on miners and their families. The state has approved the use of these vaccines for the spouses and family members, over the age of 18, of the miners for these events.
Valley Health has partnered with Alpha Metallurgical Resources, along with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), for this unique opportunity to provide healthcare to miners in the community. Vaccines will be provided directly at mine sites, using NIOSH’s mobile unit and five individuals to assist, to miners on three separate shifts.
“This is an incredibly special and exciting effort to coordinate vaccinations throughout the state,” said Steve Shattls, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “We are proud to be chosen to be a part of providing defense against this pandemic.”
Vaccines will be given on two different dates:
At Alpha Metallurgical Resources in Pax, WV, on April 8th, 2021
- 35 vaccine appointments are available from 8:00 am – 10:00 am, and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
At Mammoth Coal Co. in Mammoth, WV, on April 9th, 2021
- 70 vaccine appointments are available from 8:00 am – 10:00 am, and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
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