It was November 5 when I got my second dose of Pfizer Vaccine. As usual, I lined up and went through the same process. I got there at around 8 and my number was already far behind the number I got for my first dose. Since I got 275 as my waiting number, I already assumed that I will be going home past lunchtime. To my surprise, the vaccination that day was super fast. The first time that I waited 4 hours to get vaccinated was just two and a half hours of waiting for the second time. I got vaccinated at around 10 o'clock and arrived home at 10:30.
I was a little worried about the side effects of the vaccine on me since my friend told me that he experienced having a fever and headache after getting fully vaccinated. But mine was different, I didn't have a fever rather I just got flu. The discomfort in the injection site didn't even last for two days. I think my body is already adjusted to the vaccine.
I am still not allowing myself to roam around outside especially if it's just unnecessary. I will try my best to stay here in the comfort of my home. Although meeting my friends and other relatives will most likely happen, I am still going to take extra precautionary measures. It's not a bad thing to go out especially when meeting with someone but be extra careful. Sometimes being jailed inside the house will be suffocating and we just need a little breather. Remember, Mental Health is as important as physical health.
It's a big YES! Getting vaccinated will give you peace of mind. It's so hard to not get paranoid when having the flu and cough since we are experiencing consistent changing weather.
Get vaccinated if you can. Some people are skeptical of getting the vaccine and it's okay. You just need assurance that everything is going to be okay if you get the vaccine. You can always take time to decide. But if you don't have a reason in your mind to decide, just think of the people that you are living with. The friends and other people that you are meeting with.
The sad truth is that the virus is not going away. It will forever exist on this planet but we can control its transmission by getting vaccinated and following health protocols.
"Vaccines do not provide a foolproof assurance of immunity (protection) against a disease. Although a degree of protection is actually conferred, the possibility exists that immunity can be overwhelmed by massive exposure to virulent field strains or different strains of the causative organism. There is no substitute for strict sanitation and good management."
"Vaccines do not confer instant protection. Immunity develops gradually and you will be adequately protected until about 2 weeks after effective vaccination."
"The level of immunity or protection provided by vaccination depends upon several factors, namely: the potency of the vaccine, amount administered, route of vaccination, and capability of vaccinated birds to respond to the vaccination."
"The route of administration also influences the level of immunity. Other people get vaccinated in their gluteus muscle or butt area."
"The duration of protection/immunity from vaccination varies with the type of vaccine and the level of immunity conferred by such vaccination."
"Vaccination is a pre-exposure method of disease control. The vaccination itself may be regarded as a mild form of infection since vaccines are made up of the same organisms that cause the infection though in the altered, modified, or inactivated form."
"Immediately burn empty vials or bottles of leftover reconstituted
vaccine after using. Vaccines are attenuated (not dead) organisms and may revert to virulent form under the natural condition if spread on the ground."
P.S. This is just information that I learned by reading my modules in Veterinary Medicine. I indicated it here because it applies also to humans. I do not claim any of this information.
If you are not sure about the information that I have provided, you can always do your research.
I am finally done with my two exams so I have the time to squeeze in this article. I am glad that I am already fully vaccinated. Let us all help to stop the spreading of the virus. Keep healthy and always be safe!
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