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WV Governor Disappointed by State Failure to Meet June 20 Vaccination Goal

June 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Over the weekend, West Virginia held its first lottery-style drawing for those who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is designed to boost the state’s vaccination numbers.  Some policy groups supported the governor’s drawing as a means to boost vaccination rates in the state, but other groups criticized it as a waste of taxpayer money and said it would be more effective to use funding on other approaches, such as education about the vaccines and increased availability.  Governor Jim Justice fell short of his June 20 goal of 65% vaccination for the general population with only about 61.5% of the eligible population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. On Tuesday Justice said that unfortunately it appears as though only a spike in COVID related fatalities will motivate those holding out…