the people vs. covid-19 vaccine

After almost a year of Covid-19, and no sign of it getting better, government officials confirmed that they are working on distributing a vaccine for the virus. The vaccine has been officially deemed to be handed out to the public. The vaccine is also free of charge since it is paid with tax money. But despite there finally being a vaccine to fight against the virus, a lot of people have been worried or concerned about getting the vaccine. The concerns come due to the fact the vaccine has only been constructed in only a matter of a couple of months, when other vaccines have taken years to perfect.

Some people are more willing to take the vaccine, while others are more hesitant. Taking the vaccine is a matter of your choice, whether you wish to take it or not. Another reason why some people are refusing to take the vaccine is because of the side effects that can occur when the vaccine has been administered. Some of the side effects include pain, swelling, fever, chills, tiredness, and headaches. But it’s normal for something that is health approved to have side effects, just like any cold medicine you would normally take when feeling sick.

I could see why people are having second thoughts about taking the vaccine, being the fact that it’s only been under development for a couple of months, and a lot of people are skeptical about how effective it actually is against the virus. Justina, a nurse at Adventist Healthcare stated, “In some ways, I agree that a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus is great due to the virus getting worse in the states rather than other countries that have already fought off against the virus. But at the same time, you also have to question how effective is the vaccine?”

I know it’s not a guarantee that vaccines are going to magically make COVID-19 disappear after all the vaccines have been given out, and that’s something we’re just going to have to sit and wait for the numbers to make a final judgment about. 

But until then, we can continue to wear a mask and stay indoors to prevent the spread of the virus. For more information on the vaccine, please visit the link below.

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