Gov. Jim Justice: CDC Double Counted West Virginia Vaccinations

West Virginia officials said Wednesday an error on the part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused the state to drastically lower the number of people in the state that have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

“We can blame this on the CDC, and it’s their fault,” West Virginia GOP Gov. Jim Justice said at a press conference with State Coronavirus Task Force Head, Ret. National Guard Maj. Gen. James Hoyer. “There’s no excuse, in my opinion, for the CDC to screw this up.”

According to an Associated Press report Wednesday, the CDC counting error occurred through a contractor that showed a 10% drop in the number of people over age 12 that received at least one dose of the three vaccines available, dropping from 74.3% to 63.7%.

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