West Virginians 70 and older can now receive COVID-19 vaccines

February 07 2021 06:30 pm

CHARLESTON, WV (WTRF) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says beginning today, West Virginians in the general public who are 70-years-old or older will be able to begin receiving vaccines for COVID-19 as Operation Save Our Wisdom continues.

Gov. Justice also says he hopes the state can begin administering to those in the 65 and over age range sometime next week once the state receives more doses of the vaccine.

“If you are due to get your first vaccine, please choose to get vaccinated. It’s going to take a while for us to get the level of immunity we need to get in West Virginia as people are getting vaccinated, but I am so proud of the fact that we are pushing vaccines out faster than any other state,” Marsh said. “Every vaccine means we are potentially saving a life.”

West Virginia has administered 100,696 initial doses of the vaccine and 16,434 second doses as of Wednesday, Jan. 13.

West Virginia currently leads the nation in administrating the vaccine.

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