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Connections: Exploring how people are weighing the decision to get vaccinated

Millions of American adults have not gotten vaccinated against COVID-19…by choice. We meet people who have been on the fence about the vaccines, and we welcome expert medical analysis to address individual concerns. Data finds that the vaccines are working in clear, powerful fashion: the six most vaccinated states in the country combined for a total of six COVID deaths on Wednesday.

This hour there will be no shaming, no mocking, no condescending. Just a conversation about how some Americans are weighing the decision. Our guests:

  • Steve Cook, M.D., pediatrician with Golisano Children's Hospital who has administered hundreds of vaccines since January
  • Jessica Lewis, Torri Cowans, Taneika Thompson, and August Dunlop, members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., who will share their own views of the vaccine and the factors they've been weighing to make a decision

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.