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Stollings discusses importance of coronavirus immunization efforts


As West Virginia approaches one million residents who have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, a Boone County state senator is urging people who are not vaccinated to take such action. 

Senator Ron Stollings, D-Boone, is also a hospitalist with Boone Memorial Hospital. He said during a recent appearance on “MetroNews Talkline” that most of his patients are getting the vaccine, yet there is a minority who remain hesitant. 

“They still have general anxiety and fear,” he said. “I think they get tuned in by a lot of misinformation, so it’s a battle.” 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the country’s coronavirus vaccine supply is safe and a vital part of the pandemic response. The agency has reported side effects such as allergic reactions and blood clots, but such reactions have been scarce amid the millions of vaccine doses administered. 

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