January 26, 2021

Manchin Applauds Opening Of Monongalia County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Monongalia County. At full capacity, the clinic will be able to vaccinate 8,000 West Virginians a day, six days a week once additional doses become available.

“West Virginia’s vaccine distribution program is one of the best in the nation and I am incredibly proud to see the Mountain State leading by example. The new vaccine clinic in Monongalia County is another great step for our vaccination program in West Virginia and I applaud Mon Health System, WVU Health System and the Monongalia County Health Department for working together to make this a reality. Right now, our highest priority must be ensuring that every West Virginian and American who wants a vaccine can get one. I will continue to work with the Biden Administration as well as state and local officials to get more vaccines to West Virginians as they become available.”

Last week, Senator Manchin spoke with General Gus Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed on COVID-19 vaccine procurement and distribution about the need for additional vaccines in West Virginia. He received assurances that the Biden Administration is ramping up manufacturing and expects to see an increase in distribution to every state in early February.