Manchin, Capito announce $6 million for 21 West Virginia health centers to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Washington, DC (WOAY) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announce $6,004,515 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 31 health centers statewide.

The funding will support providing updated COVID-19 vaccinations in West Virginia communities with a focus on underserved populations.

The HHS Expanding COVID-19 vaccination initiative provides resources directly to health centers across the country to increase COVID-19 vaccinations by addressing the unique access barriers underserved communities experience.

The funding will allow health centers to establish mobile, drive-up, walk-up, and community-based vaccination events, extend operating hours, bolster outreach efforts and expand services to reduce access barriers to vaccinations.

Individual awards include:

  • $445,000 – Community Health Systems
  • $228,343 – Bluestone Health Association
  • $210,712 – New River Health Association
  • $186,610 – Rainelle Medical Center
  • $140,233 – Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers
  • $131,737 – Monroe County Health Center
  • $128,290 – Williamson Health and Wellness Center
  • $110,398 – Tug River Health Association
  • $101,164 – St. George Medical Clinic
  • $95,161 – Pendleton Community Care
  • $80,068 – Rural Health Access Corporation
  • $76,018 – Hygeia Facilities Foundation
  • $57,793 – Mountaineer Community Health Center


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