GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Vice President Kamala Harris will be stopping by Greenville Monday on a nationwide tour for the vaccine push.
 
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Vice President Kamala Harris meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the ceremonial office in Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

South Carolina is ranked 42 out of 50 on the list of states with the most vaccines administered.
 
DHEC has even partnered with local breweries, like Fireforge, to offer incentives for the shot. They call it "Shot with a chaser," but will all of this be enough to get our state's numbers up?
 
We asked people around Greenville why they think the Palmetto state is so behind.
 
"Mask, no mask. Vaccine, no vaccine. Social distancing. All of these things, it's just been very difficult," said Rachel Hall.
 
"It seems to be effective. I don't know whether people are still afraid to get the vaccine, but we feel confident in having gotten it," said Ron Werntz.
 
The Vice President's efforts are a part of the Biden Administration's "Month of Action" to reach Americans who still need protection against the virus and to encourage them to get vaccinated. Harris partnered with the NAACP. 
 
Peggy Baxter is the Greenville County NAACP Heath Committee Chair. She says she's elated their chapter was chosen.
 
 
"We need some energy to move us to the next level. And we want to move to the next level. We're not satisfied," Baxter said.
 
NAACP says they're having important discussions with the community, especially for African Americans and people of color, about misinformation.
 
"We need personalities and that energy, but we need some more incentives and education," Baxter said.
 
According to Becker's Hospital Review, a little of 75 percent of South Carolina's vaccines have been administered—compared to, say, New Mexico which is ranked number one at 95 percent. And DHEC shows 95 39 percent of residents have completed their vaccination. 
 
 
"I think that the news and politics can be very encouraging for some people for some people to make decisions. For me, personally, I just want to do my best to submit to the authorities that God has placed over my life," Hall said.
 
And Werntz hoes with these efforts, the rest of the state will follow suit and get the vaccine like him.
 
"Go ahead and do it. Let's help the whole country and the world reach that goal. And let's get heard immunity however we can get it," said Werntz.
 
FOX Carolina will have live coverage on Monday of the VP's visit.

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Alan

As of May 28th there's been 294,801 adverse effects including 5,165 deaths reported to VAERS associated with these experimental vaccines. They are not as safe as our government claims. One of those deaths was my brother.

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