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WV Releases Weekly COVID Summary

February 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Week in Review

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Gov. Justice calls on federal government to supply more vaccine doses to West Virginia
On Friday, Gov. Jim Justice said that he and other state pandemic response leaders are “pushing as hard as we can” – urging the federal government to supply more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to West Virginia.

According to the latest numbers posted to the CDC’s National Vaccination Tracker, out of the 57.4 million vaccine doses that have been delivered to states across America, only 35.2 million have been administered to date; an overall administration rate of 61.2 percent. Meanwhile, West Virginia has successfully administered 294,059 of the 328,600 total doses that have been delivered in the state to date; an overall administration rate of 89.4 percent.

After participating in a national COVID-19 leadership call Tuesday with members of President Joe Biden’s administration, other governors across America, United States COVID-19 Czar Jeff Zients, and others, Gov. Justice reported Wednesday that West Virginia will soon be receiving an increase in its allocation of vaccine doses from the federal government.

“There’s going to be about a million vaccines that are going to be given to pharmacies all across our land, and it’s going to be appropriated by population,” Gov. Justice said. “It’s going to give West Virginia between an additional 2,500 and 3,000 vaccines per week.”

The Governor went on to say that, in the weeks ahead, he anticipates West Virginia's total weekly vaccine allocation will approach 30,000 doses.