Dr. Thomas McGinn answers viewers' questions about vaccines and side effects

Dr. Thomas McGinn, the director of Health Innovations & Outcomes Research at Feinstein Institutes, joined News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen to answer viewers' questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2020, 2:36 PM

Updated 1,414 days ago

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There's a race to find a COVID-19 vaccine. What are vaccine developers working on? How will those vaccines work? And when could it be ready?
Dr. Thomas McGinn, the director of Health Innovations & Outcomes Research at Feinstein Institutes, joined News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen to answer viewers' questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. McGinn says that in each phase of vaccine trials, doctors continue broadening the number of people getting the vaccine to see if they continue to get the immunity doctors are looking for with minimal side effects.


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