July 10, 2019


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,434,399 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This funding provides immunizations and vaccines for children across West Virginia and prepares hospitals for emergency situations.

“In order to prepare our hospitals and clinics for emergency response, they must have the necessary equipment and proper medical supplies so they are able to respond quickly and efficiently to any emergency situation that may arise. We must also work to ensure that parents have better accessibility to vaccines for their children. I am proud to have secured this funding which will be invested into hospitals, supplies and vaccinations throughout our great state,” said Senator Manchin.

“Local and state governments are on the front lines in dealing with various threats to public health, including in West Virginia,” Senator Capito said. “It is important that we give our public health professionals the resources they need to build capacity and adequately respond to threats and specific events as they occur. This funding also helps parents keep up with required school immunizations by making vaccines more accessible for their children. With more access to vaccines, more West Virginia kids will be protected from diseases, and parents can take comfort knowing that.  I am glad to see this funding come to West Virginia, and I will continue to fight for programs that protect the health of our communities.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,404,726 – Hospital Preparedness Program
  • $1,975,268 – Immunization and Vaccines for Children
  • $5,054,405 – Health Emergency Response