Wheeling Hospital has launched a new self-scheduling website for people to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments. These vaccine appointments will continue to be administered at the Community Vaccine Clinic at the Highlands.

With Gov. Jim Justice making vaccine distribution more widely available, vaccinating a greater number of the local population remains a priority.

The clinic collaboration includes Wheeling Hospital, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, the county Emergency Management Agency and Wheeling Health Right.

Under the governor’s expanded criteria, in addition to an increase in vaccine supply, Wheeling Hospital plans to expand its distribution initiative.

To sign up for the new service, visit the Wheeling Hospital website at http://www.wheelinghopsital.org/covidvaccine. In order to make an appointment, users will need to provide their name, date of birth, address, email address, and phone number.

Although appointment calls will still be made to those who have signed up through the http://www.vaccinate.wv.gov website, people are encouraged to self-schedule through the new Wheeling Hospital portal if they have not yet been contacted.