Noem doesn’t plan to ratchet up vaccine push

August 2, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has no plans to ratchet up her messaging to urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Other Republican leaders across the country are trying to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring in some parts of the country.

Governor Noem says she believes her messaging has reached “a saturation level where people start to tune you out.”