Will You Get A COVID Vaccine Once One Becomes Available?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina governor Roy Cooper says the state will remain in phase 3 for another three weeks as coronavirus cases continue to surge. The governor is also lowering the limit on indoor gatherings from 25 people back to 10. Outdoor gatherings will remain at 50 people.

Here are the latest numbers:
There are more than 297,000 coronavirus cases statewide.
More than 1,200 people are hospitalized.
4,660 people have died.
The state health department says more than 261,000 patients are presumed recovered.

To reverse the spread of COVID-19, Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris says moving back in phases could be a possibility. She says, “I don’t think at this point that anything is off the table. We’ve got to be vigilant and we’ve got to continue to enforce the things that will make a difference in our communities.” She also says, “This is a very fragile vaccine, which will make it specifically challenging in terms of how we administer it.”

Harris says she expects a vaccine in late December or early January, but it’s unclear how much the county will get, when it will be available, and how the community will respond.

Our question of the night: would you get the vaccine, once one becomes available?

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea
WCCB Meteorologist Kaitlin Wright