West Virginia Governor Jim Justice discussed plans to vaccinate student 12-to-15 years of age Wednesday during a press conference.
The plan was announced in anticipation of the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine for that age group.
According to the governor, he says they are ready to hold vaccine clinics in schools in all 55 counties once approved. At the clinics, the vaccines will be available to all eligible West Virginians including students, parents and educators.
He says the West Virginia Department of Education estimates there will be 78,000 12-15-year old students eligible for the vaccine.