Experience of being vaccinated


All three vaccines available in the U.S. are highly effective. Getting vaccinated is important because although there is still an extremely unlikely chance you can still get COVID-19, the vaccine will help you to not get very sick or be risk of severe illness which can led to hospitalization or death from COVID-19. Vaccination is preventing COVID-related deaths and very severe illness. COVID-19 vaccination protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.

It’s important to remember that side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection. Some people experience them and others do not. Everyone reacts differently. The most common side effects include: muscle aches, chills, fever, headache, nausea, soreness of the injected arm, and redness or swelling at the injection site. This happens because your body is creating an antibody response. It’s important to know that these side effects usually go away after 24 – 48 hours. Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines safely.

Someone who has received their Covid vaccines is Sophie. Sophie is a nurse working in Manchester, England. Her job has changed a lot since March 2020. She and her coworkers have been extremely busy. It has been very challenging for her and has been quite exhausting. It also has been hard for her since she was not able to see her grandparents. She also lives with her husband and toddler and her little one got different bugs and Covid symptoms and without testing it meant she had to isolate for 14 days. After all that and more she got her first dose of the Pfizer vaccination and describes her experience as positive. She says, “My experience was really good. The atmosphere was very positive, quite jolly even. I think people were quite happy to be getting [it].”

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Someone else who had revised the Covid vaccine is Hugo. Hugo is a father of three and is 78 years old who is from Sri Lanka and is now living in Croydon, England. Hugo is active and independent but in the last year he has gone through a series of serious illness. One if these was diabetes. His son did his shopping for him but then he tested positive for coronavirus himself. But he got support from The Red Cross.

Hugo was one of the first to get the vaccine due to his age and health in December because he was in the high priority group. Even though his was a bit nervous about getting the vaccine he said “I would imagine the vaccine will give me a little bit of comfort and security, and most of all I am pleased I will not be one of them who might spread the disease.” He was kind of scared but did not want to spread it to other people.

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If you would like to to read more story about peoples’ experiences and why they got the COVID-19  vaccine, click here to read more: Vaccine voices.

I think everyone should get the vaccine because not only are you helping and protecting yourself you are also helping and protecting those around you and others. If you would like to learn more about Covid-19 Vaccine, click here.