During Monday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia has partnered with Walgreens through the Federal Pharmacy Program to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to West Virginians age 65 and older, as well as members of the state’s critical healthcare workforce.
As a result of the partnership, West Virginia is set to receive up to 5,800 additional vaccine doses per week initially.
“We keep trying, in every way, and keep pleading with the federal government to get us more and more and more vaccines,” Gov. Justice said. “This is another bump. The net of the whole thing is that we’re getting close to 6,000 additional doses per week, and that’s going to help us a whole bunch.”
The Governor went on to thank Walgreens for their commitment to West Virginia, and added that state leaders plan to work with the company to utilize West Virginia’s new vaccine pre-registration system to offer appointments to those who qualify to get vaccinated at select Walgreens locations across the state.