CHICAGO (CBS) —Not everyone is showing up to get their second COVID vaccine shot.
The CDC said 8% of Americans missed their second Pfizer or Moderna shots. Without the second shot you aren’t fully vaccinated, and can be vulnerable to the coronavirus.
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The one shot option is back, as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is back in use after a pause to investigate a handful of cases of blood clots. The questions about side effects left some Americans hesitant about getting vaccinated. And that had health leaders pushing for new ways to reach skeptics.
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“We can reach with better education in getting the vaccines into hands of people that they trust, like their local physicians,” said former FDA commissioner Doctor Scott Gottlieb.
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Pastor Marvin Hunter of Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Lawndale used Facebook Live to encourage his congregation to get vaccinated. He’s calling on other faith leaders to do the same.