COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed across the nation. Continue reading to learn everything you should know about the vaccine and how you can get yours.
9. It’s Almost Your Turn!
As soon as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to you, experts highly advise you to receive it. That is, if your healthcare provider says it is safe for you, of course.
According to an article published by The Healthy, H. Dirk Sostman, MD, president of the Houston Methodist Academic Institute says, “it’ll drastically reduce your chances of becoming ill and dying from Covid-19 and it will help build herd immunity.”
So, what is herd immunity? Hopefully, it is what will bring an end to this pandemic. William Schaffner, MD, an infectious diseases specialist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, explained herd immunity as:
“The concept is that with an increasing proportion of people in the population who have immunity [to Covid-19 from the vaccine], that makes it more difficult for this virus to spread to others.”