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COVID-19 Vaccine: Myth or Fact with SwedishAmerican’s Dr. James Cole


ROCKFORD (WREX) — Nearly six months ago, the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency-use authorization. A light at the end of the tunnel for millions of Americans.

To understand more about this new vaccine, many turned to less-than-reliable sources to get their questions answered.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility? Can I get sick from the vaccine? How do I know it's safe?

On this episode of the 815 Live podcast, Dr. James Cole from SwedishAmerican joins us to set the record straight on these common questions and more:

  1. What does the vaccine do?
  2. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
  3. Why should I get vaccinated?
  4. How do I know the vaccine is safe if it's only been studied for a year?
  5. Does the vaccine alter fertility?
  6. Can it cause miscarriages?
  7. Does the vaccine worsen immunocompromised conditions?
  8. Does the vaccine contain aborted babies?
  9. Are there any other options to return to normal life besides the vaccine?
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Jena Kleindl

Jena joined the WREX team in May 2020 as the Assignment Editor and News Producer. She was born and raised in Freeport. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2020.

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