During a segment on The Steve Shannon Show Thursday morning, a local doctor shared useful covid vaccine facts, and how we get to the end of the pandemic.

'Herd immunity', a term we've been hearing since the first time Dr. Anthony Fauci was on television educating us all on how the COVID-19 pandemic road ahead. Dr. Fauci, physician, immunologist, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has said from the very beginning that herd immunity is how we get past the pandemic life we've been living for nearly an entire year.

If you're not sure what herd immunity is, it is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to an infection (COVID-19), whether through vaccination or previous infections, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection for individuals who lack immunity.

Regular Steve Shannon Show guest, Dr. Bill Renk (SwedishAmerican), was on the phone to update us on the day before he gets his second covid vaccine shot. Dr. Renk hit on topics that included:

  • His one and only vaccination side-effect thus far
  • What age group tends to have more side-efects
  • Warning for those who have a history of severe allergic reactions
  • The biggest component of the COVID-19 vaccine has been around since the early 2000s


  • surprising distance we still have to travel to get to herd immunity

Here is the link to the DocBilly Renk Facebook page where you can stay in contact with the doctor.

Steve Shannon is host of The Steve Shannon Show on 97ZOK. On the air weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. and a special 'Rewind' show, featuring favorite moments from previous shows, on Saturday mornings from 5 to 7 a.m.. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and like his page on Facebook.

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