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UPDATED COVID TESTING HOURS: 8am to 4pm Mon-fri; 8am to 3pm Sat-Sun

How Much Safer Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Make Me?

COVID-19 vaccines are a significant development to reduce the virus spread. The more people get vaccinated, the faster people will return to everyday routine life.

How safe is a COVID-19 vaccine for patients?

Authorities report all three vaccines authorized and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after thorough testing effectively prevent severe symptoms of COVID-19.

FDA has scientifically proven and ensured the effectiveness, safety, and quality of COVID-19 vaccines. Furthermore, it stated that it has been highly effective in preventing and reducing death rates.

  • COVID-19 is adequate to keep you away from getting and spreading the virus.
  • If you get the vaccine, it may also protect people around you.
  • Vaccines also keep you away from falling seriously ill even if you get diagnosed with COVID-19.

Furthermore, the research explores that COVID-19 vaccines are 95% effective and reduce the risks for Coronavirus. Moreover, researchers report that people that get vaccination; are 11 times safer from the onset of severe symptoms and effects of COVID-19.

FDA reviews the results of all trials of COVID-19 vaccines before approving and authorizing vaccines for use. Since there is an urgent need for COVID-19 vaccines due to pandemic outbreaks, it takes months for the FDA to permit them. 

  1. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA has allowed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19 for people age 16 and older.

  1. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has 94% effectiveness to prevent COVID-19 with symptoms. The vaccines are authorized for people aged 18 and older. 

  1. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is 66% effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus 14 days after vaccination. The vaccine is for people age 18 and older.

Preventive Measures for COVID-19

  • It is vital to maintain a safe distance from others even if they do not experience any symptoms.
  • Use open and well-ventilated spaces and avoid going to closed areas.
  • Clean your hands with soap and use sanitizer, especially after touching a high-contact surface, such as doorknobs.
  • Wear a mask in public, especially when you cannot maintain physical distancing.
  • While sneezing or coughing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue to prevent its spread.
  • Stay indoors if symptoms of COVID-19 appear in your body and avoid physical contact with anybody.

Bottom Line

Even if you do not have any symptoms or you are diagnosed once, getting a vaccination can make you safer. Maintain social distance; get COVID-19 testing at your local urgent care center to stay safe.