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West Virginia Leads Nation in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration

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West Virginia Leads Nation in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration

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As states around the country struggle to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers and the older population in long-term care facilities, West Virginia is leading the nation in both areas, with its immunization rate for these groups at almost 100 percent. “Right now, we’re at 98.1 percent, as far as vaccines in people’s arms or names tied to it, you know, that are going to be put into people’s arms immediately,” West Virginia Governor Jim Justice told “Face the Nation” on Jan. 17. “We’re saving all kinds of lives. We’re putting our kids back in school. West Virginia has been the diamond in the rough that a lot of people have missed,” he added. The state has administered both doses of the vaccine to a total of 146,937 people as of Jan. 15, with an administration rate of 93.7 percent for the first dose and an 80 percent …

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