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WJXT Jacksonville Anchor Encourages Vaccine Participation

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 4/5/2021

Longtime anchor Tom Wills from Graham Media Group’s WJXT Jacksonville, Fla., received the first dose of his vaccine on January 22 and then went on Facebook to urge others to do the same.

“I know the appointments are hard to get. But it’s worth the effort,” Wills said. “We go back a long ways together and we want to stay together. So go get this shot.”

Later that night on the 6 p.m. newscast, Wills said the process “could not have been easier” and said he experienced no pain and no side effects. He encouraged viewers to get the vaccine to protect not only themselves but their loved ones.

“The feeling of having some protection against this virus is indescribable,” Wills said.

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