With news of several Covid-19 vaccines being developed, the chances are that most of us will have one of them at some point in the future. Receiving a Covid-19 vaccination will enable us to get as close to our normal lives as we have been throughout this past year or so. With this in mind, here are some tips to maximize the potential of getting a Covid-19 vaccine.
Trust the Medical Profession
Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, many of us have turned to the medical profession for help, whether it be for a loved one or ourselves. With the introduction of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations and more to follow, our trust should still remain and not falter. The experts at https://www.healthtap.com/coronavirus-vaccines-safety/ have been able to dispel some myths surrounding Covid-19. Therefore if those whom we entrusted to help us heal from such a devastating virus are advising us to now take these vaccinations and state that we are safe to do so, unless we have a medical reason not to, there is no reason for us to disbelieve them.
Make Sure you have Both Doses
One dose of either Pfizer or Moderna is not sufficient to protect you against Covid-19. You need both doses to build up your immunity sufficiently enough to protect you, making this second dose vital. Therefore make sure you take the second dose within the right time frame otherwise you will not be adequately protected.
Take the Vaccination when Offered
If you are contacted by your doctor or healthcare professional to arrange an appointment to have the vaccination, do not refuse it. Take the opportunity to have it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have an order of preference in respect of who requires vaccination first and who should have it if there are limited supplies. For instance, healthcare workers and residents of long term care facilities should have the vaccination first. Unbeknownst to you, you may be a priority before a relative or friend, so if you are invited to have the vaccination, take it.
Do Not let Costs Dissuade You
There is currently no need to worry about medical costs concerning Covid-19 inoculations. Any of them used in America that have been purchased with American taxpayers’ dollars will be given to the American people at no cost to them. However, you should note that there may be administrative costs for actually giving the vaccination. This can be reimbursed by your insurance company. For those without insurance, they can seek help via the Health Resources and Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
Know the Facts
Perhaps the most damaging aspect of Covid-19, aside from the virus itself, is the amount of misinformation available.
- The vaccinations underwent clinical trials to ensure they were safe for general population use.
- Having a Covid-19 vaccination will not make you fall ill with Covid-19. It is designed to help your immune system to produce the antibodies to fight it. But you must take both doses within the specified time frame.
- No fetal tissue was used by either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. In fact, no human tissue was used in the development of either!
- Neither vaccination can change a person’s DNA.
- You still need to take precautions after you have received your vaccinations. This is not because they are ineffective, but to encourage herd immunity so that protection is given to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for whatever reason.
- There are no serious side-effects from having either vaccination There have been none found in the clinical trials.
- Safety is a top concern for many involved in both the development of all inoculations and their rollout. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have even added an additional level of safety monitoring known as the v-safe. This enables the rapid detection of any safety aspects concerning any Covid-19 vaccines.
- The Pfizer vaccine is found to be 95% effective and the Moderna vaccine was found to be just over 94% effective.
- If you are unsure about having the vaccinations, seek advice from a qualified medical professional that preferably has access to your medical records. Do not rely on anyone who isn’t medically qualified or knows your medical history to make decisions for you.
Covid-19 has devastated people, both on an international and national level. Everyone has been affected, ranging from children being homeschooled or businesses having to close. There is finally some good news in the form of vaccinations and there are more to follow. But this does not mean we can be complacent. Trust in the process and take both doses of the vaccinations in addition to other precautions, like wearing a face mask. Not everyone will be able to have them. Therefore those who can need to protect those that can’t. The only way Covid-19 will be beaten is if we all work together and do what we can.