As part of his regular COVID-19 briefing Monday, Gov. Jim Justice announced that more West Virginians with pre-existing medical conditions and all essential workers regardless of age will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.
Justice said all residents over the age of 16 will be able to get the vaccine with certain medical conditions as well as all essential workers of all ages will be vaccinated.
“I’m announcing again that we are now expanding our list for pre-existing medical conditions to be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. All adult West Virginians, over 16 years of age will be eligible,” Justice said. “We’re also going to begin vaccinating essential workers of all ages. We still encourage all West Virginians to pre-register through our system. But if you can’t and you’re having trouble and everything is getting worse, just call us and we’ll make it all become a reality.”
Sixteen years old is the youngest age authorized by the FDA for a vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for 18 years of age and older.
Way to go West Virginia standing up for your people and making sure if they want a vaccine they have access too one!
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If you live in West Virginia and are between the ages of 16-35 you can earn a $100 Savings Bond for getting vaccinated. Governor Jim Justice was quoted on saying, "Our kids today probably don't really realize just how important they are in shutting this thing down," Justice said. "I'm trying to come up with a way that's truly going to motivate them — and us — to get over the hump."
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