Former President Obama told SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show” during an interview on Thursday about taking the COVID 19 vaccine when it is available —

“I will be taking it (COVID 19 vaccine), and I may take it on TV or have it filmed so people know that I trust this science. What I don’t trust is getting Covid.”

Residents in Mercer and Auglaize Counties and those who live in the Stateline area will have to make that choice in the very near future…if they will get the vaccine shot or not. Over the past couple of months the Mercer County Health District said they had been in touch on distribution when the time comes.

From September 21st

The MCHD is actively working with state and local partners in preparation for COVID-19 vaccination. While there is no date established for when the vaccine will be available, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised to start planning for the mass vaccination

Below is how the country feels about the situation.

Highlights from Pew Research Center on COVID 19 vaccine

About three-quarters of Americans (77%) say it is at least somewhat likely that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be approved and used in the U.S. before it’s fully known whether it is safe and effective, including 36% who say this is very likely to happen. Just 22% say this is not too or not at all likely.

About seven-in-ten Republicans (69%) are more concerned about the approval process moving too fast, and an even larger majority of Democrats (86%) share this view.

Concerns about side effects and uncertainty around the effectiveness of a vaccine are widely cited as reasons by those who would not get a COVID-19 vaccine if one were available today.

Overall, 19% of the public has a great deal of confidence that the research and development process in the U.S. will produce a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, while another 45% say they have a fair amount of confidence. About a third (35%) say they have not too much or no confidence in this process.

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