A West Virginia pharmacist on how the state became a vaccine success story

  • By cvbizz
  • March 4, 2021
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West Virginians receive vaccines at the Charleston Convention Center and Coliseum in Charleston, West Virginia in February. The state has one of the leading vaccination rates in the nation. | Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

West Virginia’s high vaccination rate is in part due to its high number of locally run pharmacies that have gained trust in the community.

As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues across America, it’s become clear that the process is anything but streamlined — many have been left feeling confused and helpless about getting an appointment scheduled, the privileged seem to have easier access to vaccines, and states are going about the process in highly individualized ways.

One success story, however, has been vaccination in West Virginia. The state isn’t typically known for great health outcomes — it has one of the worst life expectancies

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