(WOWK) -- CHARLESTON, West Virginia -- As the lead pastor of the Bible Center Church, Matt Friend is an inspiration to many. He was reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and that led to some hard lessons he hopes to help others avoid.
“I always had an excuse, really because I don’t like shots. And it just seemed like an inconvenience. I’m not going to get it ... I’m young,” said Friend.
That mentality quickly changed after coming down with the virus this winter and having some dangerous side effects.
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