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WV Now Pushing Booster Shots for Adults

November 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Jim Justice has announced that West Virginia has joined several other states in allowing all adults to get coronavirus booster shots. Justice has been pushing the booster shots since they became available for anyone already fully vaccinated, although the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ website has posted federal guidelines for the extra shots. Justice clarified his position at a news conference saying that his message is simple: if you are 18 years of age or older, you can get the booster.  California, Colorado and New Mexico previously gave the go-ahead for all adults to get COVID-19 boosters.  West Virginia has the nation’s third-oldest population with nearly 20% of its 1.79 million residents over age 65. The state also eclipses most others in the percentage of people affected by diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Dr. Ayne Amjad is the state’s health officer…