Mercer County Sheriff’s Department to guide traffic with countywide mass vaccination event reaching capacity

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with other state agencies to help ease traffic flow at the Mercer County Regional Vaccination Clinic event being held at the Princeton Church of God. They urge all drivers travelling on Oakvale Road, Friday morning to be very cautious while driving.

The Sheriff’s Department is reminding travelers of alternate roads to take for those who use Oakvale Road to get to U.S. Route 460, such as Locust Street. They are planning to keep the entrance closest to Grand Home Furnishing open for Daycare and PCOG use only. Residents who use the daycare facility are asked to follow the guidelines of the church. Church staff is to receive guidance from building administration in regards to parking.

Traffic for those who have appointments to receive the vaccine must enter through the main entrance closest to Old Oakvale Road. Drivers will then be guided to a staging area in the rear parking lot. Deputies and other first responders will be helping in the staging of all vehicles.

Original Story 1/20/21 5:18 p.m.: PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — The Mercer County Regional Vaccination Clinic scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22 has reached capacity. The mass vaccination event will happen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and take place at the Princeton Church of God, located on Oakvale Road.

The Mercer County Health Department is working through its pre-registration list to confirm appointments over the next two days.

As more vaccination events are announced, the Mercer County Health Department is urging residents to register online for upcoming clinics. Those who wish to pre-register in Mercer County must register through or by calling (304) 324-8367.

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