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Over 200 Missouri Pastors Are Preaching The Need For Vaccinations

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Carlos Moreno
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Rev. Darron Edwards is one of hundreds of pastors now calling for their congregants to get inoculated against COVID-19.

In order to expand vaccine outreach, clergy across the state are urging their congregants to get vaccinated.

Signing onto a statement released by the Jefferson City-based Christian magazine “Word & Way,” the pastors are supporting vaccination against COVID-19 as another way to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31).

Missouri is in the spotlight as one of the states causing the most concern among national health experts with just over 42% of Missourians being fully vaccinated.

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