‘Utah Politics’ podcast: How Utah officials will get people to take the vaccine

And this legislator already did. Here’s what he says about it.

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File) In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, a customer walks past a sign indicating that a COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available at Walgreens in Long Beach, Calif.

The coronavirus pandemic will likely end sometime in the next year with news that a vaccine is on the way. In the meantime, Utah lawmakers still must deal with the societal and economic effects.

On this week’s podcast, we speak with Rep. Suzanne Harrison, D-Draper, who is a medical doctor. She discusses whether the state’s response to the pandemic has been effective. And, once a vaccine arrives, how do Utah officials convince people to get inoculated?

Then we’re joined by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, who was a participant in the Moderna vaccine trial. Researchers say their vaccine will be 94% effective. Eliason talks about his experience getting the vaccination, and the side effects.

Listen here.

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