SAVANNAH, Georgia — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states.
A pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson will not hamper ongoing state vaccination efforts, since it accounts for only a fraction of total vaccine doses received by the state, state officials said Wednesday.
Nearly $83 million in American Rescue Plan money has been distributed among 28 community health centers across West Virginia, according to the federal Department of Health and Human Resources.
Following a recommendation from federal agencies, West Virginia will put a temporary pause on distributing the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reports of “incredibly rare,” but severe, side effects.
CHARLESTON — Several health-related bills came down to the wire on the final day of the regular 2021 West Virginia legislative session.
Charleston-based obstetrician and gynecologist Dara Aliff planned to volunteer bright and early at a large COVID-19 vaccine clinic a few Saturdays ago.
The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill Friday night banning transgender middle school, high school and college girls and women from playing on women’s sports teams.
The James “Tiger” Morton Catastrophic Illness Commission is supposed to help people who’ve been denied Medicaid coverage pay for lifesaving medical treatment.
CHARLESTON — After hearing from advocates on both sides of the debate, the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee passed out this session’s anti-abortion bill.
CHARLESTON — A bill to continue drug testing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, benefit recipients is soon headed to the desk of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.
HUNTINGTON — Twenty-eight community health centers in West Virginia will receive $82,842,125 in American Rescue Plan funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week.
West Virginia health officials on Wednesday warned that the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 will make a significant impact in the state if young people do not get vaccinated at a higher rate.
The West Virginia Senate approved Tuesday expanding to colleges the bill banning transgender middle- and high-school girls and women from playing on women’s sports teams.
The Kanawha County Commission on Monday asked the state’s U.S. senators to request a formal congressional inquiry into reports from representatives with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say Kanawha County is suffering “the most concerning” HIV outbreak in the count…
The West Virginia Senate Health Committee on Thursday amended the bill pertaining to medication abortion to provide protections to doctors who assist women in the mandated, but scientifically untested, procedure of stopping an abortion.
The West Virginia Senate Education Committee advanced Thursday night a bill banning transgender middle school and high school students from playing on sports teams matching their gender identity.
CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates Health and Human Resources Committee on Thursday passed an amended version of the bill pertaining to syringe exchanges in West Virginia.
HUNTINGTON — Opioid distributors’ last-ditch effort to have a judge throw out Cabell County and Huntington’s claims against them for lack of standing was shot down Wednesday, about a month ahead of trial.
COVID-19 outbreaks in Kanawha County schools are pushing county health leaders to switch up their vaccination strategy in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Gov. Jim Justice on Monday urged any West Virginian age 65 year and older still in need of a COVID-19 vaccine to call the state’s vaccination hotline immediately.