The New York Times reports:
Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia said he would ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for authorization to begin offering fourth doses of a coronavirus vaccine to residents.
At a news conference, Mr. Justice, a Republican, said he wanted to start offering fourth doses to people 50 and older, as well as to essential workers, which would make West Virginia the first state to do so.
“We’re going to end up with a run on our hospitals like you can’t imagine,” Mr. Justice said, pointing to the highly contagious Omicron variant. Mr. Justice pointed to Israel, one of the first countries to broadly offer a fourth dose to its older citizens.
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