my husband, on the advice of his pcp,did. He had no side effects.None. As i wrote in a previous blog my husband just had open heart surgery a few months ago. If he were infected by Covid it would kill him. I have no doubt in my mind. He obviously decided it wasn’t worth the risk of possibly getting infected. I actually had very little to say to him about it. Ultimately it was his decision. You will find very few articles in the blog about the vaccine. It’s deliberate. There’s too much information on the internet based on an agenda. You will find articles opposing the vaccine with probably an equal number supporting it and i’ve never seen so much fear mongering on both sides. My advice is; talk to your pcp and make up your own mind. Your pcp knows YOUR medical history. If you have a trusting relationship with him/her their only agenda is keeping you healthy.
You do what’s right for you.
Nothing i have to say matters. Besides i have no medical degree of any kind to back up anything i would have to say anyway.
The Mayo Clinic put out an article months ago regarding the establishment of herd immunity. Herd immunity IS a topic we all know something about; a little or a lot. The article is easy to understand and very informative. Here are some excerpts:
Why is herd immunity important?
Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.
Often, a percentage of the population must be capable of getting a disease in order for it to spread. This is called a threshold proportion. If the proportion of the population that is immune to the disease is greater than this threshold, the spread of the disease will decline. This is known as the herd immunity threshold.
What percentage of a community needs to be immune in order to achieve herd immunity? It varies from disease to disease. The more contagious a disease is, the greater the proportion of the population that needs to be immune to the disease to stop its spread. For example, the measles is a highly contagious illness. It’s estimated that 94% of the population must be immune to interrupt the chain of transmission.
How is herd immunity achieved?
There are two main paths to herd immunity for COVID-19 — infection and vaccines.
Herd immunity can be reached when enough people in the population have recovered from a disease and have developed protective antibodies against future infection… Experts estimate that in the U.S., 70% of the population — more than 200 million people — would have to recover from COVID-19 to halt the pandemic.
You do get the implications from achieving herd immunity by having 70% of the population become infected first? I’m not saying you should be one of the people getting a vaccine. i’m only saying the Mayo Clinic is explaining how herd immunity can be established.
Herd immunity makes it possible to protect the population from a disease, including those who can’t be vaccinated, such as newborns or those who have compromised immune systems.
I’m not trying to influence a decision for or against here. Again,make up your own mind based on YOUR circumstances and the advice of your own pcp.
Some of the information in the article may be outdated by now with more data having been accumulated since the outbreak.You get the general idea at least.
This is all i’m going to say about the vaccines. It’s my FINAL entry on the topic. Since i have no medical degree and none in virology reading all the articles out there is a waste of my time. i would never be able to determine the accuracy of the kinds of information people are sharing.Again,your own pcp is going to look at your situation, your medical history and know about any potential risks or benefits for you.Fear mongering on either side of the issue doesn’t cut it for me.I’ve seen too much of it. All i can say is that Covid 19 is real. It’s not a hoax. It is very contagious and deadly for some.The people to blame for the pandemic are the CCP in China and the WHO for giving them cover. Anyone else involved with the CCP share the blame. Any governor who made poor judgement calls share SOME blame in specific cases.I’m thinking of people like Cuomo in NY State.
Finally,make up your own minds. As i said my husband did not have any side effects. This does not mean if you have a vaccine you won’t. It means in his case he didn’t and that may be true for other people.
What matters most is a pandemic like this never happens again.