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‘It’s Not Just About The Individual, It’s About All Of Us,’ Says Infectious Disease Expert About Coronavirus Vaccine

A little more than a year after COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) began, “Hope is finally on the horizon,” says Dr. Phil. Three major pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, have all rolled out vaccines in the United States. As of March 14, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than a quarter of all American adults (85.5 million) had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and more than 46 million people — approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population — are now fully vaccinated. “I think that it’s not just about the individual; it’s about all of us. And so, if everybody takes it, we’re all protected sooner,” says infectious disease expert and Founder and CEO of the Men’s Health Foundation, Dr. Tony Mills. Still, many Americans have unanswered questions surrounding safety and the potential side effects of getting vaccinated. “I would say they’re all really well-tolerated, and the side effects are very few in all of them,” says Dr. Mills. Watch the video above for more answers to the questions you may have about getting vaccinated against the virus that causes SARS-CoV-2, including the latest information on safety for pregnant women and their unborn children. Check your local listing to find out where you can watch this episode. Visit MyTurn.gov for more information on how to find out whether you’re currently eligible to receive the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine or to schedule your vaccine appointment in the United States. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is Dr. Phil your only hope?

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