Is It The Right Time For COVID-19 Vaccine ?

Its been almost a year since we are in lockdown and situations are getting a little better.

Thanks to the antibodies being developed and the vaccination for the COVID -19
But is it safe to consume?

Benefits Of Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

  • It helps in preventing from being seriously ill, increases immunity, and help you stay alive
  • It helps in preventing you from spreading the COVID-19 virus to others
  • Helps COVID-19 from spreading and replicating, it helps in mutating the virus and becomes resistant to vaccines.
Currently, COVID-19 vaccines have cleared the trials and are in process of consumption.

The FDA has given a green flag to the vaccines, the data was shown that they are trustworthy, reliable and did not have any side effects.

Vaccines with FDA use Authorization Include -
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine -
This vaccine is 95% effective in preventing the COVID-19 with symptoms, this vaccine can only be used by people above 16. It requires two doses of injection and the second one is given after 21 days of the first one.
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine -
This vaccine is 94% effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus with symptoms, This vaccine can be taken in two rounds the second one after 28 days of the first one, It can be consumed by people over 18 years.
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine -
This vaccine is only 66% effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus with symptoms, this reported an 85% effectiveness against the severe diseases from the virus, This vaccine is for people over 18 years and requires only one shot.

Side Effects Related To COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Headaches, muscle pains, fever
  • Joint pain, vomiting
  • Feeling unwell, fatigue
  • Pain redness, a swollen area where the shot was given,
You are most likely to be monitored for 15 minutes after getting a COVID-19 vaccine to see whether you have any reaction.

Is there anyone who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine?

There is no vaccine available for children under 16 years, however, several companies have started testing children around 12 years of age.

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine even if I've already had COVID-19?

Getting COVID-19 does offer some natural protection from the virus that causes COVID-19.

But you never know how long it will last and for your personal safety and security, you should get vaccinated.

Does the vaccine protect you from the other COVID-19 variants?

The vaccines that are used are based on the s-protein and were made before the variants came out of it. Studies have shown that it has lower efficiency rates for the variants but still assures to provide protection against severe cases.

Written By - Akash verma

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