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West Virginia promises campaign to reach people hesitant to get vaccines

Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 4:37 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Friday the state is planning a ``real aggressive program’' to revive its sluggish vaccination campaign.

State data show nearly 39% of the population has received at least one dose.

Officials said they will target people who are either reluctant to get a shot or haven’t found a convenient enough chance yet. Justice said more steps would be announced in the coming days to try to turn around a vaccination drive that briefly led the nation early in the year.

He said that will include outreach to people who are ``stubborn or fearful’' about being vaccinated.

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