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Justice Stays on Message: Younger Residents Need to Prioritize Vaccination

May 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Again Monday, during his virtual COVID-19 briefing, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice hammered home his pleas for more young residents to get vaccinated. The governor called on older residents to implore younger family members to get vaccinated, suggesting that they tell younger folks that they have an obligation to get a shot.  More than 110,000 of the 380,000 people in the 16-35 year old age group have been vaccinated, Justice reported. Comparatively, 53% of the state’s eligible population has gotten at least one dose.  State efforts have switched from trying to get enough vaccines for the state to trying to keep on-hand vaccines from expiring, officials described…