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More places than ever to receive vaccine

Gov. Jim Justice is pulling out all the stops in working to get as may people as possible vaccinated as we approach the summer. Remember, we’ve been trying to attract visitors to the state — maybe even some who would want to stay. Our approach to vaccination has gained plenty of positive national press, and the folks in Charleston seem to want to keep that momentum rolling.

To that end, the Mountain State will offer free vaccination clinics at state parks and forests through Memorial Day, with vaccines available to guests, employees and families of employees.

Perhaps it will be a little easier to feel relaxed about getting the shots while surrounded by the incredible beauty of our state’s parks and forests. Outdoor clinic sites for now are at Berkeley Springs State Park, Cedar Creek State Park, Chief Logan State Park, Coopers Rock State Forest, Greenbrier State Forest, Kanawha State Forest, Little Beaver State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and Tygart Lake State Park.

But that’s not all, Justice says similar clinics will be set up at “high-traffic areas” such as fairs and festivals, church parking lots, sporting events, businesses and other places. As those events restart and businesses open up, they can become venues for even more progress toward fighting this monster.

Your excuses for avoiding the vaccine are dwindling, folks. Take a road trip, visit someplace wonderful … and get the shot.

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