FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) – As COVID cases stick around, Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced $6,000,000 in grants for more access to vaccinations.
As part of the grants, Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers of Fairmont is receiving $140,233 to be able to give out more COVID-19 vaccines.
“These grants give our state more resources to allow every West Virginian the access to address their healthcare needs. This money also provides more tools to healthcare providers to better help them address the health needs for people across our state. Strengthening our health care infrastructure and making sure West Virginians have access to the care they want is essential,” Senator Capito said.
The funds will be used to expand drive-up, walk-up and community-based vaccination events, extend clinic hours and provide more education on the vaccine.
Grants were also given to 30 other health centers across the state for them to provide move vaccines.
“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and vital as we continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, which is why I am pleased HHS is investing more than $6 million to boost vaccination efforts across West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.
Other grants include:
- $842,692 – Valley Health Systems
- $477,148 – Community Care of West Virginia
- $445,000 – Community Health Systems
- $341,149 – WomenCare, Inc.
- $301,099 – Shenandoah Valley Medical System
- $228,343 – Bluestone Health Association
- $227,371 – Cabin Creek Health Systems
- $216,994 – E. A. Hawse Health Center
- $210,712 – New River Health Association
- $208,543 – Wirt County Health Service Administration
- $203,125 – Lincoln County Primary Care Center
- $197,095 – Change, Inc.
- $186,610 – Rainelle Medical Center
- $177,466 – Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center
- $150,997 – Valley Health Care
- $145,255 – Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center
- $131,737 – Monroe County Health Center
- $130,468 – Belington Community Medical Services
- $128,290 – Williamson Health and Wellness Center
- $123,025 – Preston-Taylor Community Health Center
- $117,058 – Ritchie County Primary Care Association
- $110,398 – Tug River Health Association
- $101,164 – St. George Medical Clinic
- $95,161 – Pendleton Community Care
- $94, 567 – Roane Family Health Care
- $82,174 – Clay-Battelle Health Services Association
- $80,068 – Rural Health Access Corporation
- $76,018 – Hygeia Facilities Foundation
- $71,329 – Logan-Mingo Area Mental Health
- $57,793 – Mountaineer Community Health Center
MVA is offering COVID-19 vaccinations Monday through Friday at their clinic at 1322 Locust Avenue in Fairmont.