Covid-19 has been a horrible sickness that has put all of our lives on pause. The one thing that would allow us to press play again would be a vaccine. Let’s take a look at some of the facts about the Covid-19 vaccine.
On December 11, 2020, the first Covid vaccines were released to the United States. As some people are scared to get their vaccines, others are ready to return back to “normal” life. Research shows that this vaccine will not infect our bodies with Covid-19, but instead it will train our immune systems to find the virus and fight it off in a healthy way. This vaccine is likely to give the participant a fever, but that is, in fact, a sign that the vaccine is working.
The Covid-19 vaccine is not released to everyone quite yet. Because this vaccine is so new, there is a limited supply. Currently, healthcare workers are first in line to get this vaccine because they are essential workers. As for the public, the vaccine will be released sometime next year.
With any new vaccine, it can always be hard to trust what is being put into your body. This one in particular is given in two separate doses. Some common side effects that have been observed are fever, fatigue, chills, muscle pain, and joint pain. Though this might sound frightening, these are pretty common side effects when it comes to any vaccine.
Chloe Pryor, Staff Writer
Chloe Pryor is now an alumni of the Rock Academy and currently attends Point Loma Nazarene as a Freshman.