Manchin Receives Notification On West Virginia Vaccine Allocation Increase, 9 Health Centers Eligible To Order Vaccine Doses
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received an update on the seventh weekly increase in COVID-19 vaccine allocation for West Virginia. West Virginia will receive an increase of 4,680 first and second Pfizer vaccine doses. Overall, West Virginia will receive 37,000 first and second Moderna doses, 51,400 first and second Pfizer doses, and 2,200 Johnson & Johnson doses next week. In addition, nine health centers across West Virginia have been invited to order COVID-19 vaccine doses directly from the federal government, increasing West Virginia’s overall dose allocation.
“The rapid increase in COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution has drastically improved West Virginia’s ability to quickly and safely administer vaccine doses to as many West Virginians as possible. The new allocation is the seventh consecutive dose increase for the state and as nine new health centers become eligible to order more doses, West Virginia will continue to see increased vaccine administration,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia has made me incredibly proud as we continue to lead the nation in vaccine administration and distribution. I will continue to work with the Biden Administration to ensure West Virginia quickly receives more vaccine doses to ensure every West Virginian who wants a vaccine can get one.”
In February, two health center systems in West Virginia were selected to receive direct COVID-19 vaccine dose shipments through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Vaccination Program. The following additional health centers have been invited to directly order COVID-19 vaccines from the HRSA COVID-19 Vaccination Program:
- Preston Taylor Community Health Center, Grafton
- Hawse Health Center, Baker
- Mountaineer Community Health Center, Paw Paw
- WomenCare, Scott Depot
- Community Health Systems, Beckley
- Rainelle Medical Center, Rainelle
- Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center, Camden On Gauley
- New River Health Association, Scarbro
- Tug River Health Association, Gary
A timeline of Senator Manchin’s recent efforts on increasing vaccine distribution below:
- January 21, 2021 – 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.
- 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.
- January 26, 2021 – Senator Manchin applauded the Biden Administration announcement that they would increase the weekly vaccination supply and increase transparency by giving three week forecast of vaccine supplies.
- February 2, 2021 – Senator Manchin received notification that West Virginia would see an increase in the weekly Moderna vaccine allocation.
- February 9, 2021 – Senator Manchin received notification that West Virginia would see a third increase in the weekly vaccine allocation.
- February 16, 2021 – Senator 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.
- February 24, 2021 – Senator Manchin received notification that West Virginia would see a fifth increase in the weekly vaccine allocation.
- March 3, 2021 – Senator Manchin applauded the first Johnson & Johnson vaccine allocation for West Virginia and an increase in the weekly Pfizer allocation.
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