July 29, 2021
Manchin Announces $495K From American Rescue Plan To Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts In Rural West Virginia Communities
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $495,290 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for outreach efforts to encourage and increase COVID-19 vaccinations at three rural health clinics in West Virginia.
“The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are safe, effective and are vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. As we experience a rise in the Delta variant across America and West Virginia, COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help increase vaccine confidence, support community outreach and encourage vaccinations across West Virginia. I am proud of the continued efforts across the state to provide COVID-19 vaccines to every West Virginian who wants one, but we still have more work to do. I will continue to support state and local efforts to vaccinate more West Virginians to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe,” said Senator Manchin.
“We are grateful for this important funding and deeply appreciate Senator Manchin’s work to secure it,” said Mark Boucot, president and CEO, Potomac Valley Hospital. “The funding will be critical as we continue our efforts to vaccinate as many West Virginians as possible to defeat the virus.”
“As West Virginia and the rest of America witness a rise in the Delta variant, getting vaccinated is more important than ever. With this funding, Family Healthcare Associates will continue to encourage our fellow West Virginians to get vaccinated and protect their loved ones and communities from this terrible virus. I thank Senator Manchin for supporting the American Rescue Plan and advocating for West Virginia to receive funding to help us fight the COVID-19 virus,” said Dr. Michael Muscari, Family Healthcare Associates.
Individual awards listed below:
- $297,174 – Family Healthcare Associates
- $148,587 – Potomac Valley Hospital of W. VA., Inc.
- $49,529 – Community Health Association
To learn more about the American Rescue Plan funding and benefits for West Virginia, click here.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, click here.
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