West Virginia expecting first COVID vaccines in about two weeks

Gov. Jim Justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice says West Virginia expects to receive its first batch of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in about two weeks.

Justice says the first doses are expected to arrive in the Mountain State between Dec. 10 and 12, with Moderna’s vaccine expected shortly thereafter.

The vaccine will be in extremely short supply at first. Only 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine are expected to go out nationwide in the first wave.

West Virginia’s vaccine plan calls for front-line medical workers to be the first to receive the vaccine.