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Connections: What to expect with COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Healthcare workers and COVID-19 vaccine trial participants in Rochester began receiving their first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday. Experts say the side effects are mild and relatively common, but there are growing calls for employers to be flexible with employees in the 24-48 hours after vaccination.

We talk about what to expect with side effects and how it has been going for early vaccine recipients. Our guests:

  • Deborah Pierce, M.D., clinical associate professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Amorette Miller, co-owner of, and workers' rights advocate

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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