COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected businesses and individuals, and cases are widespread. Since the Coronavirus vaccine has become available, it’s understandable that some people may be hesitant about being vaccinated. As the production of more vaccines occurs, safety procedures are established and followed to ensure the safety of the vaccine itself, as well as the safety for those receiving it.
So, what are the benefits of being vaccinated?
1. Helps Build Protection
Vaccines help your body build up the ability to fight off a virus – in this case – the Coronavirus. The COVID-19 vaccination can help protect you by allowing your system to develop antibodies, without you having to be infected and experience illness or long-term effects. However, being infected with the Coronavirus can cause severe illness or lasting effects, even months or longer, after infections.
2. Helps Prevent COVID-19
Current COVID-19 vaccinations have been shown to reduce the risk of being infected with Coronavirus. The vaccines being used have been strictly researched and carefully evaluated in clinical trials. If you do get the virus, the vaccine will help reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill. Getting vaccinated may also protect those around you, especially the elderly and those at higher risk for infection. The COVID-19 vaccination can help protect you by allowing your system to develop antibodies, without you having to be infected and experience illness or long-term effects.
3. Helps Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is important to help stop the spread and replication of the virus. CDC guidelines to prevent the spread, such as washing your hands, wearing masks, and social distancing can help reduce exposure, however this is not enough. Importantly, vaccines build and support your immune system to help fight the virus if you become infected.
The FDA has authorized the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines. Following CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others is the best way to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. It takes everyone to use the resources they have to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus.