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Justice Considering an Additional Vaccination Incentive Program

May 26th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

COVID-19 vaccination efforts again took center stage during West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s virtual briefing Tuesday. The governor again suggested that those who have died of COVID or are currently hospitalized would’ve jumped at the chance to be vaccinated if given the chance…


With 57% of the state’s eligible population having currently gotten at least one shot, Gov. Justice remained confident that his goal of 65% will be reached by June 20. Justice believed that around 18,000 residents between 16 and 35 have registered, so far, for the state’s $100 gift card or savings bond vaccine program.  Justice said that the state may come up with another vaccination incentive program; and also promised to have further details on a return-to-work incentive program at his next briefing.