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Vaccines: Some Facts

Vaccines

Vaccines provide immunity to particular infectious diseases. The COVID-19 vaccine is currently trending in the United States with differing opinions on whether or not to receive the vaccine. The two available vaccines are Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. 

Moderna

  • Number of shots: 2 shots, one month (28 days) apart
  • Effectiveness: 94.1%

Pfizer-BioNTech

  • Number of shots: 2 shots, one month (21 days) apart
  • Effectiveness: 95%

To ensure the safety of this specific vaccine, millions of people have received this vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials to approve effectiveness. There are reassuring results in which people have experienced zero side effects. However, some people reported having mild side effects such as pain at the injection site, mild fever, headache, and chills. With any vaccine, there will always be common side effects. 

Helpful Tips after Receiving Vaccine

1. To reduce the pain in the affected arm

  • Apply a washcloth
  • Exercise your arm

2. To reduce discomfort

  • Drink fluids
  • Dress comfortable

For more information, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the COVID-19 vaccine and additional information.

Appointments are available for you to schedule a vaccination for yourself and/or your family at the Baptist Health clinic in the Perkins Building. Click the link below.

SCHEDULE A VACCINATION

Published on April 08, 2021

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