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West Virginia Governor Justice outlines new vaccine incentives, says savings bond incentive might not happen as planned

By Charles Young, WV News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia soon will roll out a slate of new initiatives aimed at convincing additional residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday.

The initiatives are the latest steps in Justice’s “Beat 588 … Bad” campaign, which refers to the estimated 588,000 West Virginians who have reportedly expressed some level of vaccine hesitancy.

“We’re going to immediately begin taking the vaccine clinics to the unvaccinated by using fixed sites and mobile sites,” Justice said. “We will set up locations and times where there is a lot of high traffic, like fairs and festivals or church parking lots, sporting events, state, national and county parks, the bars, restaurants, shopping centers and malls, community and civic groups and the business organizations such as the Main Street programs.”

The state also plans to offer vaccines by partnering with organizations like Meals on Wheels, Justice said…

To read more: https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/west-virginia-gov-justice-outlines-new-vaccine-incentives-says-savings-bond-incentive-might-not-happen/article_f62ba6bf-7f71-5ad7-8fa0-d316b16c5eb9.html

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