March 24, 2021

Manchin Receives Notification On West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Increase

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), received an update on the eighth weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation for West Virginia. West Virginia will receive an increase of 11,700 first and second Pfizer vaccine doses. West Virginia will also receive an increase of 8,800 Johnson & Johnson doses, up from last week’s allocation.

“As the United States continues to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production, West Virginia is receiving another increase in dose allocation. These increases in vaccine allocations have allowed West Virginia to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 16 years old and older,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia has led the nation in safe, effective vaccine distribution and administration and I’m extremely proud of every West Virginian who made this possible. I will continue working with the Biden Administration to procure additional doses and ensure every West Virginian that wants a vaccine can receive one.”

A timeline of Senator Manchin’s recent efforts on increasing vaccine distribution below:

  • January 21, 2021Senator 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. 
  • January 24, 2021 – Senator Manchin spoke with members of the National Economic Council and stressed that the number one priority must be quickly producing and efficiently distributing the vaccine throughout the country.
  • February 16, 2021Senator Manchin received notification that two West Virginia health center systems would soon be receiving direct COVID-19 vaccine dose shipments and that West Virginia would receive another weekly Pfizer vaccine dose increase.
  • March 3, 2021Senator Manchin applauded the first Johnson & Johnson vaccine allocation for West Virginia and an increase in the weekly Pfizer allocation.
  • March 11, 2021Senator Manchin received notification that West Virginia would receive its seventh increase in weekly vaccine allocation and that nine health centers across West Virginia were eligible to order vaccine doses directly from the federal government, increasing West Virginia’s overall dose allocation.