HARRISBURG, Pa. —
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom is stressing the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine.
During a media briefing Tuesday, Wolf acknowledged the reluctance of some people to get the vaccine.
He said the vaccine is safe and very good at protecting people.
Some minor side effects are common, he said.
“And while some people might have minor side effects after receiving the vaccine that can last maybe a day or two, like aches, chills, low fever or tiredness that you sometimes get with a flu shot, that’s actually a good sign. That means the vaccine is doing its job and teaching your body how to fight COVID-19,” he said.
A doctor involved in the process of vaccinating health care workers also discussed the vaccine, dispelling myths such as that it can’t be safe because it was developed so quickly.
“Rigorous clinical trials have demonstrated that the COVID vaccines are highly effective and safe. I’m looking forward to when my patients can be offered the vaccine,” said Dr. Cynthia Chuang, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.