Gov. Jim Justice, along with his COVID-19 team, held a news conference Monday evening as they all were administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Marsh said the vaccine cannot cause you to be infected with COVID-19, and 95 percent of people who take the vaccine are protected from getting the virus, which was trialed on about 70,000 people.
The vaccine was distributed to two of five HUB sites, which are sites that will be distribute the vaccine to other parts of the state. So far, Kanawha (Charleston) and Monongalia (Morgantown) counties received their allotments. On Tuesday, officials say they are expecting the remaining three HUB sites in Cabell, Berkley and Greenbrier counties to receive their first doses.
State officials said by Monday evening, the Kanawha County site had already distributed to 17 out of 19 medical facilities. Monongalia had already distributed to 10 out of 19.