Thomas Health to Host Vaccine Event at Friday’s Power Game

Thomas Health will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine event at the West Virginia Power Game on Friday, July 2nd at Appalachian Power Park.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccines are free to anyone who attends the game and will be administered from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at a station on the ballpark’s concourse near left field.

“Thomas Health is thrilled to offer vaccines to those who may not have been able to receive one yet,” said Dr. Matthew Upton, Chief Medical Officer for Thomas Health. “Vaccines are proving to be highly effective at keeping people from developing severe cases of COVID-19, practically all new infections in the United States that result in hospitalization are those who are unvaccinated. Vaccines are the key to prevention.”

“Vaccinations have clearly decreased the spread of Covid-19 and made it possible for all of us to get together and enjoy professional baseball games once again,” said Chuck Domino, President of the West Virginia Power. “As your hometown team, we are pleased to work with Thomas Health to try to get our community closer to the point where we can move past Covid-19 once and for all.”

The vaccination clinic is one of five ‘Thomas Health Cares’ health and wellness promotions that the hospital system will be offering in conjunction with Power games this season. In addition to the vaccination clinic, Thomas Health is sponsoring a giveaway of West Virginia Power baseball card sets for fans 14 and younger Friday evening as well.