Stetson Physicians Discuss COVID-19 Vaccines

screenshot of a Zoom call


The City of DeLand and West Volusia County are both currently seeing the number of cases of COVID-19 on the increase.

AdventHealth DeLand has recently upgraded its emergency status to “red” as a result of the influx of COVID-19 patients. With the number of people getting vaccinated against the virus decreasing and the number of cases increasing to numbers not seen since last summer, Stetson Athletics’ Head Athletic Trainer, Tim Miesmer, sat down with two of the Stetson Athletics’ team physicians to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines.

Sports Medicine Medical Director, Dr. John Hill, and Sports Medicine Associate Medical Director, Dr. Trai Shinn, answered questions relating to vaccine research and common side effects. They also debunked some of the common misconceptions about the vaccines that are currently being circulated through social media and mainstream media.

The video of their discussion should help alleviate fears and misinformation with regard to the vaccine and the importance of having everyone in the community vaccinated to reduce and, eventually, eliminate the spread of the virus.