CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The importance of vaccinations, initial, secondary and booster shots, was the main focus of the COVID-19 portion of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s virtual COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday. a.m.
“Some way, somehow, we’ve got to realize the only way we’re going to stop this is the ammunition that we have at our disposal: the vaccine,” Justice said.
“This pandemic won’t go away until we get our population to have immunity at an 85-90% level,” Dr. Clay Marsh agreed.
If residents are more than six months out of getting their second shot, they need to get a booster shot, Justice and Marsh said.
“If we don’t get a bunch of people that are taking the booster shots, you can mark it down, a bunch of those people are going to die. That’s all there is to it, it’s just a simple as that,” said the governor.
“I personally don’t understand why people aren’t doing that(getting booster shots). I really don’t,” Marsh stated.
When asked if shots beyond the booster shot might be necessary in the future, Justice said: “if that’s the worst that happened in our lives, so what? If that’s the bridge that we’ve got to take, I’ll be the first to sign up,” Justice said emphatically.