Some people have concerns about being vaccinated against COVID-19. Some of these concerns include vaccine safety and side effects.

There’s a lot of information out there about the COVID-19 vaccines — and some of it may be misleading.

“If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, your doctor is your best resource”

Getting vaccinated is a smart thing to do and here are the main benefits that come with it:

  1. It’s your best defense against COVID-19

Being sick with COVID-19 can be serious or even life-threatening for some people. And there’s no way to know for sure how it may affect you. COVID-19 vaccines available in the world have been shown to be safe and highly effective at preventing illness from COVID-19. And based on early data, getting a vaccine helps keep you from getting seriously ill if you do get COVID-19 or its variants.

It’s normal to have some side effects right after vaccination, like a fever, headache or body aches, these are all signs that your body is building immunity to the virus.

  1. It’s a safer way to achieve immunity from COVID-19

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by creating an antibody response without you having to experience sickness.

You should get a COVID-19 vaccine, even if you already had COVID-19. Emerging evidence shows that getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 illness provides added protection to your immune system.

“Vaccines will help us build up immunity to COVID-19, so our bodies can fight off the virus if we’re exposed.”

  1. It can help us end the pandemic

Now almost 2 years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us were starting feel a sense of normalcy as we returned to pre-pandemic activities. However, lower vaccination rates and the spread of variants is causing masking mandates to come back into effect in some areas.

It is important to note that while masking, handwashing and physical distancing are proven to help reduce exposure to and the spread of COVID-19, they aren’t enough on their own to end the pandemic. The COVID vaccine is a safe and effective way to not only protect against COVID, but also help us stop the virus from mutating and spreading.



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