Vaccine

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Arkansans receiving the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine are being asked to report any systemic side effects, says Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, state epidemiologist and medical director for immunization and outbreak response at the Arkansas Department of Health. 

 

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In a two part interview, Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero, who is also the chair of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines that are on track to be authorized before the end of this year. In part two, Romero talks about whether the state or private employers will mandate the vaccine, the percentage of Arkansans who would need to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, the U.K.'s rollout of the Pfizer vaccine and the role of the ACIP.

John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, speaks with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, about the continuing transition from one presidential administration to another. They also discuss the policies and politics surrounding vaccines.

Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero, who is also the chair of the CDC's national Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, went before state legislators Monday to discuss the latest developments in the race to distribute the first of what are likely to be several COVID-19 vaccines. To watch the full Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee meeting, click here.