Safe, Free, and Effective Covid-19 VaccinationsWhile there are different vaccines and more clinical trials in progress, the danger, and risks that COVID-19 poses, mean you shouldn't wait to get vaccinated. The current options are highly recommended and are safe, free, and effective vaccines excellent for reducing your risk. These vaccines include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen.” width=”300″ height=”200″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-631″ />While there are different vaccines and more clinical trials in progress, the danger, and risks that COVID-19 poses, mean you shouldn’t wait to get vaccinated. The current options are highly recommended and are safe, free, and effective vaccines excellent for reducing your risk. These vaccines include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen.

According to the World Health Organization or WHO, these three vaccines effectively protect a large percentage of people from getting seriously ill. Studies also show that these vaccines reduce downtime and hospitalizations, if any, as well as prevent upper respiratory tract infections. Let’s discuss each vaccine and its benefits.

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid19 Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech is an mRNA-type vaccine that WHO and other world medical boards declare safe and highly effective. Possible side effects such as muscle pain, fatigue, fever, chills, nausea can occur but are outweighed by the overall benefits of the vaccine. At the injection site, you may feel milder tenderness, redness, and swelling. These side effects should subside within 48 hours.

The Pfizer vaccine is recommended to anyone 12 years and above. It is a two-shot vaccine, usually given 21 days apart. This vaccine does NOT contain eggs, preservatives, or latex.

However, this vaccine is not for everyone. Here is why this vaccine may NOT be for you:

  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients commonly used in an mRNA-type vaccine.
  • If you had a severe allergic reaction to the initial dose, it’s advisable not to get the second dose.

An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person requires immediate medical attention or an EpiPen. An immediate reaction refers to a reaction within the 4 hours of exposure and the patient presents signs of respiratory distress, hives, wheezing, or swelling.

Moderna Covid19 Vaccine

Moderna is also another safe and effective mRNA COVID-19 type vaccine. This vaccine does NOT contain eggs, preservatives, or latex.

Possible side effects such as muscle pain, fatigue, fever, chills, nausea can occur but are outweighed by the overall benefits of the vaccine. At the injection site, you may feel milder tenderness, redness, and swelling. These side effects should subside within 48 hours.

The Moderna vaccine is recommended to anyone 18 years and above. It is a two-shot vaccine, with the second shot given after 28 days from the initial shot.

You should NOT receive the Moderna vaccine if you:

  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients commonly used in an mRNA-type vaccine.
  • If you had a severe allergic reaction to the initial dose, it’s advisable not to get the second dose.

An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person requires immediate medical attention or an EpiPen. An immediate reaction refers to a reaction within the 4 hours of exposure and the patient presents signs of respiratory distress, hives, wheezing, or swelling.

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Unlike the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a single shot given in the upper arm muscle.

It is also a highly safe and effective shot recommended to those age 18 and older.

You should NOT receive the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine if you:

  • had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients commonly used in an mRNA-type vaccine in the past.

An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person requires immediate medical attention or an EpiPen. An immediate reaction refers to a reaction within the 4 hours of exposure and the patient presents signs of respiratory distress, hives, wheezing, or swelling.

It is highly recommended that a majority of citizens get vaccinated if able. These vaccines mentioned above have undergone numerous clinical trials and continue to do so to verify their effectiveness at preventing the spread and risk of COVID-19. While side effects may be common in ages 18- 59, they remain generally harmless and disappear within the first 48 hours after the shot.

For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccines or to find out how we can help you, contact Innovative Care Medicine today.

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