WVa providing free COVID tests, vaccines at schools

Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 9:56 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s health agency has bought 16 vans to provide free COVID-19 testing and vaccines at school and community events, officials said.

A grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for the vans, the state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release Monday. Some of the vans have already been deployed to health departments. Others will be delivered in the coming months.

Schools that are interested in having a van come to an event should contact their local health department, the statement said.

DHHR also is offering to send free rapid COVID-19 test kits to interested schools and provide them with air purifiers and sanitizing supplies.

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