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-percent 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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