Currently, the COVID vaccine is available for front line workers, health care providers and over 65 years of age. Soon, it will be available and released for the general population. There has been quite a bit of controversy about the vaccine’s efficacy and the safety of the vaccine. SO……SHOULD I GET THE VACCINE?
This is a difficult question for anyone to answer but yourself. It is a personal decision based on your potential risk of exposure and the benefits of having the vaccine. Here is some information about the vaccine from reliable sources to help you learn more about it when the time comes to make that decision.
COVID -19 Vaccine
Covid-19 can affect individuals differently. For some, it’s a small set of symptoms, for others, it can be a deadly encounter with a severe illness. Understanding of this virus is limited and that is what makes it so scary.
Two vaccines have so far been approved for use in the United States.
àPfizer/BioNTech – 95% success rate that includes two shots 21 days apart
àModerna – 94.1% success rate that includes two shots 28 days apart.
Safety of the Vaccines
There has been much concern about the safety of these vaccines. According to medical experts, there are very few how may have an allergic reaction to the vaccine. Those who have had reactions to vaccines in the past or are concerned about such allergic reactions should be cautious. A consultation with your doctor is advised prior to obtaining the vaccine.
Furthermore, since the two vaccines do not use a live virus (they use a small section –mRNA), experts say it is not possible to get COVID-19 from these two vaccines.
I hope you found this information useful in understanding more about the vaccines. For more information please visit the links below to hear from prominent medical doctors regarding the vaccine:
Dr. Ron Hassanzadeh, CEO
MAYO CLINIC, College of Medicine and Science
University of California, San Francisco