Benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Experts are still learning a lot about the COVID-19 vaccine, but there are some obvious benefits to getting vaccinated.
Suppose you have already received the vaccine, good! If you’re unsure if a vaccine is suitable for you, consider these four benefits that a vaccine can bring to you and your loved ones. Share these facts with others who have questions.
Vaccines reduce the risk of infection. Upon receiving the first injection, your body begins to produce coronavirus antibodies. These antibodies help the immune system fight the virus when exposed, reducing the chance of getting sick. There are three vaccines available in the United States, more than 70% effective in preventing infections.
Sure, you can still get infected after being vaccinated, but vaccination of a population is even less likely, thanks to herd immunity. Therefore, vaccination reduces the chance of getting infected and contributes to the protection of the community.
Vaccines can help your newborn or unborn baby.
A new study found that pregnant women vaccinated with COVID-19 produce antibodies to the virus and infected the babies through the placenta. Mothers have also been shown to transmit antibodies to newborns via breast milk. This suggests that these newborns have some degree of immunity to the virus. This is especially important because infants cannot be vaccinated. Read more about vaccine considerations for pregnant and lactating women.
Vaccines protect against serious illness.
Studies have shown that all three approved vaccines are effective in preventing COVID-19 severe disease. Even if you are vaccinated or infected, you are unlikely to get seriously ill. Clinical trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have shown that they are 100% effective in preventing serious illness. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 85% effective against serious illnesses.
Vaccines are also effective against new mutants that have begun to circulate, such as delta mutants. Like the original part, all three vaccines protect you from serious illness and reduce your chances of being hospitalized.
Studies show that vaccinated people have mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated people. Therefore, when fully vaccinated, there is little risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. The vaccine helped us remove the mask. Vaccines are the last step in our efforts to return to a more normal lifestyle. Public health measures such as mask use, physical distance, and handwashing have been taken to slow the spread of the virus and have high incidence areas, but vaccines are a way to go further.
Evidence suggests that vaccinated people infected with the coronavirus have fewer viral particles in the nose and mouth and are less likely to infect others. This finding is important because vaccination not only protects you but also limits the transmission of the virus to your loved ones and friends.
As more people are vaccinated, herd immunity can be obtained. This means that the virus is unlikely to spread. All of us must be vaccinated to achieve this public health goal.
Vaccines help you reconnect with friends and family.
After vaccination and waiting for the recommended time for the body to boost immunity, you can visit other vaccines directly without wearing a mask. If some people test positive for COVID-19, they do not need to be self-quarantined if they are completely vaccinated and have no symptoms.
After a year of uncertainty, the vaccine arrived. This has obvious advantages, and everyone should seriously consider vaccination. Choosing vaccination can protect you and your family as well as your community.