Developments with the Covid Vaccine

March 25, 2021

Developments with the Covid Vaccine

Since the start of the pandemic, the biggest goal for everyone was to prevent the spread and get the vaccine developed. Fortunately, due to the hard work from many scientists around the globe and after many clinical trials, a vaccine has been released to the public. Currently, in Pennsylvania, we are in Phase 1A of the vaccination process. This means only certain people like the elderly, front-line hospital staff, high-risk persons, teachers, etc. A lot of celebrities have gotten the vaccine including Martha Stewart, who shared a picture on her Instagram of her getting the injection. She stated in the caption, “I am so proud of and grateful to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who are wading through the red tape and confusion of the distribution of these very important vaccines.” The push from celebrities has been vital to try and spur the acceptance of the vaccine.  

Some people are a little skeptical about taking the vaccine because of the short time it was produced. Most vaccines are made over 5-10 years while the covid vaccine was made in 10 months. The Republican party has been the main skeptics about getting the vaccine but former President Trump stated in an interview with Fox News, “I would recommend it, and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it, and a lot of those people that don’t want to get it, and a lot of those people voted for me.”After getting the vaccine there are side effects that include: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea. Although most of the symptoms go away after a day or two and can be treated with ibuprofen/aspirin. Hopefully, there continue to be positive developments with the vaccine and a good outcome so we can get as back to normal as possible!

For more info on who can get the vaccine: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Distribution.aspx

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