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Nightside Report April 1, 2021: Doctors warn against skipping second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Good Samaritan finds and helps return Detroit woman’s stimulus check

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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2020 file photo, Penny Cracas, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in West Chester, Pa. A new study raised questions about how well COVID-19 vaccines protect organ transplant recipients  and what precautions people with suppressed immune systems should take after the shots. On Monday, March 15, 2021 researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported a first attempt to find out. They tested 436 people who had received new organs in recent years and were getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2020 file photo, Penny Cracas, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in West Chester, Pa. A new study raised questions about how well COVID-19 vaccines protect organ transplant recipients and what precautions people with suppressed immune systems should take after the shots. On Monday, March 15, 2021 researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported a first attempt to find out. They tested 436 people who had received new organs in recent years and were getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Doctors warn against skipping second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

DETROIT – As Michigan COVID-19 cases continue to surge, doctors are putting out a warning to people considering skipping their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines: Don’t skip it.

If you’ve spoken with someone who was recently vaccinated against COVID, side effects have probably been part of the conversation.

Everyone has a different reaction. Now it appears some people are having second thoughts about getting the second dose. Vikki Williamson had such a bad reaction to the first Pfizer COVID vaccine shot that her second shot was cancelled.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 678,295; Death toll now at 16,141

Metro Detroit weather: Winter weather makes way for nicer weekend

As quickly as winter rolled in, it will be rolling out.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A Detroit woman is thankful to someone she doesn’t even know after her lost stimulus check was returned to her. Click here to read more.
  • Michiganders living in certain area codes will soon have to change the way they dial the phone. Click here to read more.
  • A non-profit group of Detroit school students, parents and educators have sent a special request to Washington, D.C. Click here to read more.
  • For the first time in more than 18 months, fans returned to Comerica Park Thursday, which means the ushers are back too. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Metro Detroit health departments weigh options as state says no COVID restrictions planned

Michigan officials reported more than 6,000 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours.

That report is down slightly from Wednesday, but still far higher than a month ago.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.