COVID-19 Updates:
We continue to work to keep you safe. Universal masking remains in place across all Marshall Health locations.
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The safety of our patients, faculty, staff and students is a top priority for Marshall Health. This page has up-to-date information and resources regarding our preparation and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

Marshall Health is prepared to respond to any potential cases of COVID-19, should they arise, and has well-established protocols for addressing outbreaks of this nature. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources guidelines for identification and management of outbreaks. We have procedures in place to care for any patient who meets CDC screening criteria. 

Marshall University and Marshall Health officials are continuing to closely monitor the public health situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19

Latest Updates

Oct. 22, 2021

COVID-19 boosters available for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Yesterday, the CDC expanded eligibility for boosters to those who previously received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines.

The Moderna booster dose is 50 mcg, or 1/2 of the initial two doses, and can be given at least six (6) months after the second dose. The J&J booster is indicated two (2) months after the first dose. Additional guidance from the CDC is available at

Boosters begin today, Friday, Oct. 22, at any Marshall Health location where the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available. Boosters for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine also remain available. Find a vaccination location.

Additionally, the CDC authorized “mix and match,” meaning the first and/or second dose could be one type of the vaccine and the booster shot could be a different type. Additional guidance regarding who would most benefit from mix and match is forthcoming. 

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Our Experts

As part of an academic health system, Marshall Health has a number specialists in the Division of Infectious Disease on hand who are trained to address infectious diseases. If you are a member of the media who would like to request an interview with one of our subject matter experts, please contact Michele McKnight, community and media relations coordinator at 304-691-1713. 

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Public Health Links

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World Health Organization

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