Know Your COVID-19 Vaccines: Efficacy Rate and Side Effects

COVID vaccines is our best defense with the on-going surge of COVID cases not only in Iloilo City and Iloilo Province but in the whole world. In Iloilo City, 93% of COVID-19 deaths recorded were unvaccinated, as data of first week of August showed.

If you are still having second thoughts about getting your vaccines, here are some information you might find helpful:

1. Safe

COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science not myth and experimental. These vaccines went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Experts conducted all the extensive testing and monitoring to make sure that these vaccines are safe.

2. Effective

COVID 19 vaccines will keep you from getting and spreading the virus and variants that causes COVID-19. These vaccines can also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you contacted the virus. Getting your vaccines do not only protect you but also protect people around you, particularly people at risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

3. Do More

After you’re fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you can slowly resume activities that you did before the pandemic. Take note that full vaccination status is until 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of the vaccines for two-dose vaccines or single dose of Janssen vaccine.

4. Build Protection

Get your vaccines even if you had COVID-19. Studies have shown that vaccination provides a strong boost in protection in people who have recovered from COVID-19.

Some people who get COVID-19 can become severely ill, which may result in hospitalization. Some people have ongoing health problems several weeks after getting the infection. Even people who do not have symptoms when they have infection can have these ongoing health problems.

5. COVID Vaccines Information

The vaccines do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. Here is a quick comparison of the available vaccines in the country with their respective efficacy and common side effects:

astrazeneca efficacy and side effects

covaxin efficacy and side effects

janssen efficacy and side effects

moderna efficacy and side effects

pfizer efficacy and side effects

sinovac efficacy and side effects

sputnik efficacy and side effects

Side Effects Relief from COVID Vaccines

Side effects are normal. No need to fear or panic over stories that vaccinated people feel like this and that. You can consult to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin or antihistamines. These are for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting your vaccine.

To reduce the pain in the injection site, you can apply a clean and cool cloth in the area and try to move your arm.

For reduction of fever discomfort, drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly to make your body more comfortable.

In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a normal sign that your body is building protection.

Important

After getting vaccinated, you will be provided with your own vaccination card. This serves as your proof of getting your jabs and it can be used as a requirement for travel and mobility purposes whenever necessary. However, after deciding to protect yourself, refrain from posting your vaccination cards publicly to protect yourself from cybercriminals.

The best vaccine is whichever is available. The sooner we are get our vaccine, the earlier we protect ourselves and our families. Vaccine registration is available within your barangays, in accredited malls within Iloilo and in designated booths around the city. You can check out this post if you have questions about Iloilo City’s vaccination process.

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. The content does not intend to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding COVID-19.

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