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Latter-Day Saints Leaders Urge Utah Residents To Get Vaccinated

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:52am
Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 8:14am

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Even with a renewed effort to get more people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — including bringing former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona on board to lead it — Arizona is still in the lower end of residents who have achieved that designation.

But our neighbor to the north — Utah — has an even lower percentage.

Last month, that caused Utah leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to call for the use of masks in public meetings when social distancing isn’t possible, and they also “urge[d] individuals to be vaccinated.”

Erin Alberty is a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. The Show spoke with her to learn about vaccinations and the Latter-day Saints in Utah.

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Sign outside a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building near the temple in Salt Lake City.

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