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Higher education faculty, staff 40 and older to receive additional COVID-19 vaccine as part of state expansion

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Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday (March 3) that higher education faculty and staff ages 40 and older will now be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Thank you to Governor Justice for including higher education in this newest expansion of vaccination availability in West Virginia; we will assist the State in any way we can with distribution to our faculty and staff across the West Virginia University system,” President Gordon Gee said. 

WVU will work closely with the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force as doses are made available.

To assist in this effort, the University sent a questionnaire Wednesday (March 3) via email to faculty and staff ages 40 and older (including BeckleyKeyser and Health Sciences campuses in Charleston and Martinsburg). 

The Governor also announced the state’s eligibility requirements for prioritization of vaccines for the general public is now 50 years and older. WVU faculty, staff and students and their family members who meet the residency requirements are also encouraged to pre-register through the Department of Health and Human Resources portal at

Additional information is available at or you may call 833-734-0965 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The University will provide updates and additional information as it becomes available. Continue to closely monitor email and enews.wvu.

Find FAQ and additional information at the Return to Campus website. Email questions or concerns to