Gov. Jim Justice announced a vaccination effort called “Save Our Wisdom” to focus on residents above ages 80, 70 and 60, along with a series of vaccination clinics around the state.
That comes as local health departments describe vaccine demand for residents 80 and older far outpacing supply of the vaccine.
West Virginia leaders have phases of different aspects of society lined up for vaccinations, although they are not one at a time. There is overlap of the efforts.
Healthcare workers have been receiving vaccinations. Teachers above age 50 are set to receive vaccinations starting today. Government officials and workers have been receiving vaccinations too.