Pharmacies in West Virginia are expected to receive as many as 3,000 doses a week of COVID-19 vaccines in a new program announced this week by the Biden administration.
The federal government will provide pharmacies across the country at total of 1 million doses.
Gov. Jim Justice said he learned about the allocation during a Tuesday call involving governors and the administration.
West Virginia was originally receiving 23,600 doses a week. It received 3,700 additional doses of the Moderna vaccine this week and that’s expected to continue. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said Tuesday he’s been notified of another 1,500 dose increase from Moderna.
Justice said the governors were told the doses coming to the pharmacies would not be counted against the state’s allocation numbers.
The program will begin Feb. 11 and involve 6,500 pharmacies across the U.S.