February 24, 2021

Manchin: West Virginia To Receive Fifth Increase In Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) received notification that West Virginia will be receiving a fifth increase in the weekly vaccine allocation.

“As national COVID-19 vaccine production increases, West Virginia continues to see increases in our dose allocation. I was notified this morning that West Virginia will receive another weekly increase of 3,510 Pfizer vaccine doses. This is the fifth consecutive dose increase West Virginia has received since the Biden Administration began pushing for production increases, and I am pleased West Virginia is continuing to benefit from these efforts,” Senator Manchin said. “West Virginia continues to lead the nation and the world in safe, effective vaccine distribution and administration. While we work to provide vaccines to every West Virginian who wants one, additional doses are essential. As vaccine production continues to increase and other vaccines are approved by the FDA, I will keep working with the Biden Administration to quickly procure more doses for the Mountain State.”

On January 21st, 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. 

On January 24th, 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.

On January 26th, 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.

On February 2nd, Senator Manchin received notification that West Virginia would see an increase in the weekly Moderna vaccine allocation.

On February 9th, Senator Manchin received notification that West Virginia would see a third increase in the weekly vaccine allocation.

On February 16th, 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.