Posted July 9, 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that results in respiratory illness and is extremely contagious. However, with the recent surge of vaccines being administered, the number of cases/deaths has gone down significantly. Below is a guide, outlining all that you need to know about the vaccine.
Covid-19 Vaccines Safety And Effectiveness
Through extensive testing and monitoring, the COVID-19 vaccine is proven to be safe and effective for public use against the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, since they were authorized for emergency use by FDA. These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.” Getting the vaccine will not only help you, but will help the people around you, especially those of older age or those who are at high risk. It will also lessen the effects of the virus if you do get infected.
How do I get the vaccine and what happens once I’m fully vaccinated?
The vaccine is free of charge to everyone aged 12 years and older living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. There are 3 different vaccines available:
To receive the vaccine, check your local pharmacies for when they are administering the vaccine or click here for more information on where to get it near you. Upon receiving the vaccine, you may experience side effects but these are normal and should go away within a few days. Side effects may include:
- Muscle pain
To be considered fully vaccinated, you need to wait 2 weeks upon receiving your second dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or wait 2 weeks after a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. After 2 weeks, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart. In addition to this, you do not need to self-quarantine or get tested before or after travel within the United States. International travel is different for each destination but in general, you will need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States and get tested 3-5 days after international travel. You are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Lastly, if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
If you are not able to get the vaccine, you should continue following the CDC guidelines in order to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. To reduce exposure to the virus, practice the following steps:
- Stay home as much as possible
- Wash your hands often
- Keep space between yourself and others (6 feet)
- Wear a cloth facemask when in public
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
What We Still Don’t Know
- The effectiveness of the vaccines against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19
- How well the vaccines protect people with weakened immune systems
- How long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
Can the COVID-19 Vaccine make you sick with COVID-19?
- None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes Coronavirus so a vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
Is it safe for my child to get the vaccine?
- Yes, studies have shown that it is safe for kids 12 years and older to get the vaccine. They may experience side effects after the vaccination, but they should go away within a few days.
If I am pregnant can I get the vaccine?
- Yes, if you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Can COVID-19 vaccines cause me to be magnetic?
- No. The COVID-19 vaccines cannot make you magnetic, not even at the site of the injection. The vaccines are free from metals that would cause a magnetic attraction to your body.
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