WV Gov. Justice pushes for residents 18 and older to get COVID-19 booster vaccines


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials focused on COVID-19 booster shoots during Friday’s virtual briefing.

While saying that it took to long, Justice celebrated the announcement from the CDC on Pfizer booster shots. Recommendations on who should receive the boosters can be seen below, but the governor suggested that virtually everyone who is 18 or older and got their second shot more than six months ago, can find a way to qualify for a booster shot.

If you meet those guidelines, all you need to do to get a booster shot, is to take your vaccination card to any place that offers the shots, Justice said. If you’ve lost your card, you can get a replacement here.

Booster shots were being given to nursing home residents, in West Virginia, as of Friday, officials said.

Officials are still waiting on word on when Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots will be available, the governor noted.

Gov. Justice also spent some time reviewing Thursday’s tour around the state, where he handed out the latest “Do it for Babydog Round Two” prizes.

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