Want to learn about the facts of the new COVID-19 vaccine?
Here is what you should know.
Benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect your body from the corona virus by creating an antibody response without you having to being sick with COVID-19.
Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine also helps to protect the people around you from the corona virus, especially those at a greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19
A COVID-19 vaccine can protect and prevent you from being infected with COVID-19. A COVID vaccine might also help you from being seriously ill or from developing serious complications.
Possible Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine.
A COVID-19 vaccine may come with mild side effects after the first or the second dose. The side effects may include the:
- Muscle pain
- Pain, redness or swelling where the shot was taken
The side effects caused by the vaccine may show side effects similar to the COVID-19 symptoms. Most of these side effects normally occur within the first 2-3 days after vaccination. Therefore, if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or you develop and show the COVID-19 signs and symptoms for more than three days after being vaccinated, self isolate and get tested for the Corona virus.
Vaccine for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant or breastfeeding have not been known yet as there is no research. Nevertheless, if you are pregnant or breasting and been recommended to take the vaccine, you may as well get the vaccine. Seek for advise from your doctor for more information on the risks and benefits.
Should anyone not receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 16 has not been discovered yet, however most companies are already enrolling kids as young as 12 years in clinical trials.
Can I stop taking precautions after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Experts need to learn more about the protection afforded by the vaccine COVID-19 and how long the immune system lasts before changing safety recommendations. Factors such as how many people are vaccinated and how the virus spreads in communities will also affect these recommendations.
It is recommended to continue taking the COVID-19 safety measures laid out by WHO. That is to; maintain at least 1 meter social distance, wear a face mask, frequently wash your hands with soap or sanitize and stay home if you are sick.