TIME Magazine Features Vaccine Deployment in West Virginia in New Article
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Before Dr Sherri Young stepped down as the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department Health Officer, she was West Virginia proud again.
She once again brought national attention to the State of TIME magazine.
âIt’s a 95-year-old man, Dana, who absolutely touched our hearts and made us sing several tunes, including Country Roads, before giving her his vaccine,â Young said, flipping through the footage in the article.
“I always said our Kanawha County team was number one, I would have pitted them against anyone in the country and I can finally say this to the team: they are number one – they will always be number one in my heart, but here it’s on print in TIME Magazine for everyone to see, âshe said.
The article is titled “Lessons Learned from Vaccine Success in West Virginia County.”
He follows Young and his team through the deployment of the vaccine in Kanawha County.
Kanawha County Commission Chairman Kent Carper said his work has saved countless lives.
“She doesn’t sit in an office and think about things and ask other people to do the work, she was on the front line, she went door to door, she made visits. at home, she did that; risked his life, risked the health of his family, âCarper said.
It’s something she grew up with with her quadriplegic grandfather.
She thanks the many doctors and dentists who have visited her for extending her life.
âBecause of the care he received he was supposed to live six months – he lived 24 years,â she said.
She will soon put this into practice by moving from her job as a health worker in the Kanawha-Charleston Department of Health to another at CAMC with the West Virginia Health Network.
âWhat we’re going to do is network to help support patients at home,â Young said.
Carper says she is leaving Kanawha County with 100,000 vaccines in her arms, but he still wants to remind everyone that COVID-19 is not over.
âShe left the department strong, she put her team in place, but we still have to worry about COVID-19,â he said.
The article will appear in the July 5 issue of TIME Magazine.