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Virginia plans to distribute thousands of doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine within the next few days, according to the state health department.

Virginia has ordered 140,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which are expected to arrive Thursday at the state’s regional health departments and care facilities, WTOP reported Wednesday.

The state also got 50,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine this week.

“Virginia is planning for a weekly allocation of a total of 100,000 doses of vaccine (about 50,000 doses of each type of vaccine) for the next few weeks,” the health department said in a statement.

The vaccines will be distributed to 96 sites throughout the state “at geographically diverse locations,” the department said.

As of Wednesday, Virginia has more than 319,000 coronavirus cases and 4,700 virus-related deaths, according to the state health department.

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