CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says the state has lowered the age limit for COVID-19 vaccinations to all residents 50 and older.
Justice says education workers who are at least age 40 also can now receive the vaccine.
The previous limit for teachers had been age 50.
In addition, anyone over age 16 with certain medical conditions may receive the vaccine.
That includes pregnant women, people with obesity, Down syndrome, or intellectual and developmental disabilities.
West Virginia expects to receive a surge in coronavirus vaccine doses this week after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine gained emergency use authorization.