Why you should get the vaccine
By popular request, I will discuss why it is safe why it is important to get the COVID Vaccine:
From the CDC and ADA:
- As my mother would say: “Because I said so!” This was often followed by a swift jab of her right elbow. The same technique she used when she caught Richie Kravitz and I ice skating on my neighbor Sylvia Shiller’s swimming pool in February of ’75.
- From the ADA and CDC: Data on safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines is very good though fatigue, fever, headache, and achiness that some people will experience might be sufficient to miss a day of work.
- The safety profiles for both vaccines are similar across age groups, genders, ethnic and racial groups, as well as those with or without medical co-morbidities (high risk illnesses).
- The patients who should not get the vaccine are mainly the ones who have had severe allergic reactions i.e. anaphylaxis to foods or medications.
- Data on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are better than had been required by the original FDA efficacy criterion in phase 3 clinical trials.
- The efficacy of the vaccines range from 80% to 95%.
- The widespread use of the vaccines have great potential to reduce the circulating levels of the virus.
- Two weeks following the second shot, it is extremely difficult to get Covid!
You will make yourself crazy searching the internet.
We wear seatbelts to prevent killing each other in a car; we get vaccines so we don’t kill each other with a kiss. Please get yours when available.