The governor of West Virginia announced the state will immediately open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older.
Republican Gov. Jim Justice said the state will continue prioritizing doses for residents 65 and over.
The state becomes one of the few in the nation to lift virtually all eligibility requirements way ahead of President Joe Biden’s goal of allowing all adults to get shots starting on May 1.
There are about 1.43 million people 18 and older in the state, according to census data.