The Thanksgiving holiday begins this week and more and more people are going to be gathering with friends and family and also attend large outdoor gatherings and shopping experiences as we move towards Christmas. As a result, there is a possibility of another winter surge unless more people get vaccinated. One reason some are hesitant to get the vaccine is the possibility of sever side effects. So far in Nevada County Dr. Brian Evans says, from his perspective, there hasn’t been any serious reactions other than discomfort at the injection site and some flu like symptoms for a short period of time.
He say that if people still have questions they should talk to a trusted medical professional and not look to the internet for answers. Questions and concerns are normal, but the benefit versus risk should be the main decision making factor.
With the addition of 5 to 11 year old children, 92% of county residents are eligible for the vaccine and the booster shots are now recommended for anyone 18 and older that has met the 6 months timeline since receiving the second dose of Pfizer of Moderna and the2 months since the single dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccines.