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Some Lane Co. Residents Skipping 2nd COVID Shot

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Lane County Public Health officials say they are seeing a significant number of “no-shows” for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. They believe this may be due to fear of side effects. 

 

  

The county has been administering both Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. Each requires a “boost” shot for full effectiveness    against the virus. 

Spokesperson Jason Davis said it’s important to look at real data and know what to expect. Generally following the shot, people experience lethargy and pain in the arm. He added some might feel slight chills and nausea. 

“The vast majority of people report that this only lasts about a day,” said Davis. “You begin feeling better the next day. And it’s certainly a far better option than COVID.”

Lane County has fully vaccinated 40% of the adult population. Add in 16 to 20 year-olds and the county stands at 32% fully immunized.  

 

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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