Dr. David Colby will roll up his sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as he can, and he encourages everyone to do the same.
Chatham-Kent’s medical officer of health is certain any vaccines approved by Health Canada will be safe.
“I just really want all of your readers to know that once these vaccines are approved, they will be perfectly good to go out and get their vaccine at the earliest opportunity,” he said. “I don’t believe people should hesitate.
“Things like mild arm pain or feeling a little bit off for a day or two, they are minor compared with the benefits of preventing a disease with a very significant mortality (rate) as any glance at the cumulative figures will show.”
The vaccine testing data looks “very, very good,” he said. “We are anticipating that several vaccines may even be approved this month by Health Canada. I have complete confidence in that process, that it has not been rushed, that any vaccine that gets approved will be safe and I would roll up my sleeve at the earliest opportunity that I have to get that vaccine.