Should You Get Vaccinated? 3 Reasons Why You Should

The Covid-19 vaccine has been out for some time now, starting in waves from those that are more vulnerable such as the elderly and those with debilitating illnesses, all the way down to young children. Although the vaccine has been around now for several months, there is still some hesitation on whether or not to get the vaccine. For some, it is that there isn't enough research, for others, it's a fear of the long-term effects of the vaccine. Although the vaccine has been approved by the FDA, there is still pushback from some to get this vaccine. If you still have not gotten vaccinated, read on for a few reasons why you should get it.

1. To Protect Those That Are Immunocompromised 

To help protect those around you that are vulnerable to this virus and cannot fight off infections or a virus on their own, you should do what you can to protect them by getting vaccinated. If you don't get a vaccine, you may not be able to be around someone you care deeply for, such as a relative or close friend that is not in the best of health. Missing this person because you didn't get a vaccine is a time you are going to miss and will not be able to get back. If you do spend time with someone that is vulnerable and you get them ill, it could be deadly for that person. You should do what you can to protect those that you love.

2. To Protect Yourself

You may be in good health, but that doesn't mean that you won't get this virus, and it doesn't mean that even if you get it that you will be able to fight off the symptoms easily. You could end up with symptoms that are mild, as some people feel like they just have a cold, or you could be like someone else that felt awful for weeks on end. This virus affects everyone differently, and you should do what you can to protect your own self by getting vaccinated. The vaccine may not protect you from getting the virus, but it can help lessen the symptoms.

3. To Stop The Spread

Covid-19 has been around for a few years now and there is an end in sight, but everyone has to do their part. This means getting a vaccine, wearing masks, washing your hands, and staying home when you do not feel well. The spread of this virus will eventually go away, but everyone has to do their part in this, and that means getting vaccinated as well.

If you have not gotten the vaccine, no matter the reason, you should consider getting it for the reasons mentioned above. Talk to your physician if you have any questions about the virus or about the vaccine