Since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, the world has not been the same. Millions of people have been sent to their early graves and economy of nations and businesses have been put on hold or caused to experience a downward trend because of its impact.
However, to win the war against Coronavirus disease, we have been advised by health experts and scientists to follow simple guideline which include: observing social distancing, washing your hands regularly, using face mask, avoiding crowded places, avoiding putting your hands into your eyes, nose, mouth and finally getting vaccination against the virus.
Below are seven major reasons you should get vaccinated:
1. COVID-19 vaccines are safe
COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.
COVID-19 vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines work.
2. COVID-19 vaccines are effective
COVID 19-vaccines are effective. They can keep you from getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
3. Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
4. Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more
After you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic.
Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated.
People are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated.
5. COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection
Get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had COVID-19.
COVID-19 is still a threat to people who are unvaccinated. Some people who get COVID-19 can become severely ill, which could result in hospitalization, and some people have ongoing health problems several weeks or even longer after getting infected.
6. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated.
They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
7. None of the COVID-19 vaccines can make you sick with COVID-19
None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
Culled from CDC