|GOV. JUSTICE URGES YOUNGER WEST VIRGINIANS TO GET VACCINATED|
During Monday’s briefing, Gov. Justice called upon younger West Virginians, urging them to sign up to be vaccinated as soon as possible, with COVID-19 numbers slowly creeping back up across certain areas of the state.
“We’ve got more people in the ICU, we’ve got more people in our hospitals, we’ve got more active cases,” Gov. Justice said. “This thing is not going away without a last push on its side. But we can make it go away by getting vaccinated. So please, everyone, especially younger folks, listen to me when I tell you; you’ve got to get vaccinated.
“Our medical experts are confirming that the COVID variants that are out there now are really starting to attack our younger folks, so we need to watch,” Gov. Justice continued. “We’ve lost eight individuals since last week and, of those eight individuals, one was 42, one was 45, and one was 50.”
The Governor pointed out that, despite West Virginia’s nationally renowned success at providing vaccinations for those desiring them compared to other states, less than one-half of West Virginia’s overall population has received at least one dose of the vaccine to date.
“We’ve got to move that up,” Gov. Justice said. “Younger folks, please listen to me. We need you to get your shot. It could very well save your life.”