Locals react to possible COVID-19 vaccine, expected this spring

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — While some see a COVID-19 vaccine as a return to normalcy, others are concerned there’s not enough information for the vaccine to be safe.

“No ma’am I will not take it,” Nakia Peterson said. “I’m not gon’ take something that don’t have enough feedback on.”

“I would probably trust it,” Celeste Jones said. “I just don’t know that I would take it right away. I typically don’t get a flu shot so I probably wouldn’t take it, not right off the bat.”

After President Trump tested positive for COVID-19, members of the public demanded to see his medical records in order to prove he really did have it.

Now, some citizens want the same transparency when the vaccine comes, and also demand that he takes it, too.

“The day they come out with a vaccine, I’ll be first in line to take it and get done with it,” Bobby Truitt said.

Regardless of when the vaccine comes, health officials said it will be given out in three stages before it reaches the general population.

As a health worker, resident Monica Webb said she’s torn since she would be in the first phase of those who would get to take it.

Ultimately, she said she would choose to trust the science behind it.

“I might have to take it, but I think if science show proof that it’s safe and no harm, sure I will take it,” Webb said.

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