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What is the WVPCA?
Formed in 1983, the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) is a private, non-profit membership association that represents West Virginia safety-net health care providers. WVPCA is the federally-designated primary care association for the state and is the link between federal, state and local entities providing health care for 25%, or 1 in 4 of our state’s residents.
Our services assist members in providing high quality, cost-effective health care and address specific needs of administrators, clinicians, boards of directors, outreach workers and other center staff. We offer a wide variety of services targeted specifically toward the needs of West Virginia health centers in policy & advocacy, administration, cooperative purchasing, recruitment, information technology, and clinical care.
WE TRUST THE COVID-19 VACCINE:
OPEN LETTER TO WEST VIRGINIANS
In an effort to reach the public, multiple leaders representing diverse healthcare fields came together in very short time to compose this open letter to West Virginians regarding our confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine development process and vaccine. The emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine is a landmark scientific achievement. This is an important time in this pandemic response, for our organizations, for our scientific community and our entire state, nation, and world. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the public health tools we have available, and vaccination is likely to be our strongest tool yet.
COVID-19/ NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
The WVPCA is working with Federal, State, and local health officials in emergency preparedness activities as well as disseminating appropriate information to our Community Health Centers. This includes up-to-date resources and policies to ensure the continued health and safety of the communities we serve.
Guidance and resource information can be found