What are the short- and long-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccinations?
When can I expect my vaccination?
Every medication comes with its own baggage, and vaccines are no exception. A new pandemic virus like COVID-19 with its own oddities, can only be matched by a newly developed vaccine that can effectively stop its progression. The public goal of vaccination is to out-pace COVID-19’s killing spree by immunizing a wide segment of our population against it. It is a given that the final stage of implementation of immunization involves consent of individuals who will receive them. Every one of us may have his or her own personal reasons for accepting or rejecting any medical treatment. However, in the final analysis, COVID-19’s vaccination boils down to two major considerations. The first one is the number of and the extent of our presumed comorbidities for getting a more devastating manifestation of the disease. The second one is our chances for, inadvertently, getting a COVID infection as a result of our lifestyle and daily exposure to the virus. It would be apparent that we get COVID-related symptoms only if we contract the virus or become COVID-positive. With these in mind let us now delve deeper into this subject.