Vaccine benefits outweigh possible side effects

Despite the side effects many people are experiencing when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine series, Door County Medical Center officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of any opportunities to get it one. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise and President/CEO Brian Stephens from Door County Medical Center weighed in on a number of COVID-19 vaccine issues during a Facebook Live session on Monday night. Many of the questions centered around the side effects of getting the vaccine, which have included fevers, chills, tiredness, and headaches. Stephens admits you may want to plan ahead if you are scheduled to get the vaccine.

Heise hopes the side effects do not force people to steer clear of the vaccine.

Heise and Stephens reiterated that demand is outpacing the current supply the hospital, Door County Public Health, and other vaccination partners have available. It could grow even more when sign-ups start for the next stage of vaccinations, which include teachers, child care workers, some farm personnel, and grocery store workers.



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