Alabamians eligible for group 1C coronavirus vaccinations speak up on if they'll get their doses

In Huntsville, the allotment for vaccinations in group 1C is not available yet but could be soon with the Johnson and Johnson emergency use.

Posted: Feb 28, 2021 8:37 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2021 12:26 PM

As the vaccine rollout continues in North Alabama, we're hearing more from those who do and do not want it.

WAAY-31 spoke with a local chef and caterer on why she doesn't want to​ get the coronavirus vaccine once it's made available to group 1C.

Charlyn Frazier is a private and personal chef in Huntsville, and she told us even though the next group of those who can get vaccinated includes her, she won't be getting it due to personal health reasons.

"With me being in holistic health care, I'm not into any immunizations. I think everything should be done holistically with herbs and naturally," she said.

Frazier owns her own business called Fyooshen Cuisine, which is where she can cater, be a personal chef or assist in cooking with you due to personal health concerns.

Even though she won't be getting her shot, she thinks the fact that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has a higher efficacy rate on the most aggressive strain of COVID-19, will possibly make it more appealing to those who do want the shot.

"Once they sit there and hear it's 85% effective on the new strain, I believe they'll jump on that more so than having 2 or 3 doses of the other one," said Frazier.

With the FDA approving the emergency use of Johnson and Johnson's vaccine, it will help Alabama push toward group 1C, and that includes people in food services, like Michael Collins.

He owns a food courier service called Rocket City Delivery and is ready for his turn to be vaccinated.

"I see no sense in not getting it. I'm a former military and defense contractor so I've had every shot imaginable, and I don't mind getting a couple more...I just want one and done. I don't want to have to come back in 2 weeks. One is just less hassle," he said.

Right now, the Alabama Department of Public Health is working with the federal government to determine how much of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine the state will receive and when.

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