The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is starting in states around the country. Some are doing an okay job while others are not. This rollout reminds us of the Polio vaccination. Hilary’s mother had Polio in the 1940s and was one of those children in an iron lung. She remembers when she was growing up in the 1960s how adamant her mother was that she get the Polio vaccine.

About the Interview

In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary interviews Robert V. Fallarino, Esq. of the Pegalis Law Group, LLC.

Robert will discuss the similarities and differences between the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the Polio vaccine rollout. He’ll touch upon the inoculation phases of the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible now, the two-dose timing and effectiveness, how the rollout is going so far, opting out of the vaccine, strains of COVID-19, and what’s next. He will also offer listeners advice on how to medically protect yourself and your loved ones by learning from our missteps over the last year.

About Robert Fallarino

Robert V. Fallarino, Esq. is a trial attorney with more than twenty-five years of experience leading medical malpractice litigation, complex labor law, and product defect litigation.

Robert has dedicated his career to compassionately helping people who have endured life-altering and catastrophic injuries. He strives to resolve matters in the most advantageous setting for his clients, whether that means obtaining a jury verdict, a court conference settlement, or by use of a mediator. He is noted for obtaining the fourth highest verdict in New York State for medical negligence, and a top ten verdict overall, in 2012.

Robert has been named to the 2020, 2019 and 2018 Best Lawyers in America® which each year includes only 5% of attorneys across the country. He has also been named New York Metro Super Lawyers© List every year since 2012, for peer recognition and professional achievement. Robert is admitted to practice law in New York, North Carolina and the District of Columbia, as well as in the Federal Courts for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Pegalis Law Group, LLC

Pegalis Law Group represents people suffering from preventable medical errors and personal injury. We strive for accountability by advocating for clients, which ensures safer medical practices and better patient care. To discuss your medical/legal situation, call Pegalis Law Group at 516-684-2900 or 1-866-MED-MAL7. There is never a fee for legal consultations. To contact Robert or learn more about Pegalis Law Group, visit or email him at [email protected].