The Effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine

CDC Guidelines


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Hannah Joseph, Editor: Daphne Nwobike

For a while now, everyone has been talking about the Covid-19 vaccine; there have been mixed feelings about it, specifically concerning its effects. As time went on, different individuals, including President Biden and health care workers, took the vaccine. There were different reactions to it, which of course, brought more fear and doubt. Now, there are over two million doses given each day, and people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have gotten the second immunization of either the Pfizer, Moderna, or single immunization of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has instituted new guidelines for vaccinated people. For one, vaccinated people can begin doing activities they performed before the pandemic and ease up on precautions. They can also visit other vaccinated individuals indoors without wearing masks. A vaccinated person, while unmasked, can visit people outside their household who are not yet vaccinated. A vaccinated individual can only do this if the unvaccinated people are not at high risk of contracting the disease. If a person has been exposed to Covid-19 and received the vaccine, they can waive testing and quarantine.

Although some freedoms are coming back because of the vaccine, some precautions need to be kept in mind. These precautions are as follows: avoid nonessential trips, wear masks in public, avoid crowds, and be very cautious with unvaccinated people, who are at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19.

After discovering a very doubted solution to this virus and revealing, more or less, the official pros of taking this vaccine, should it still be taken?