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

May 13, 2021

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