Should you take the Coronavirus Covid vaccine even if you are young and healthy?
Younger people are less likely to get COVID-19, according to CDC reports. Overall, 80% of COVID-19 deaths to date have been in the 65+ age group. Do young and healthy people still need to be vaccinated?
80% of COVID-19 deaths to date have been in the 65+ age group.
What are the risks?
According to the History of Vaccines, a vaccine’s efficacy and safety are ensured after 10-15 years of development. Does it mean vaccines developed less than a year are ineffective, if not dangerous?
Initial COVID-19 vaccine review
There is zero evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is designed to harm, reported Reuters, but there’s also not enough time to see it work safely.
Therefore, the best way to know if it’s safe and effective is through testimonies of those who took the COVID-19 vaccine.
vaccine’s efficacy and safety are ensured after 10-15 years of development.
To date, we have found the following probable side-effects associated with the Coronavirus vaccine that came out early.
- 2020 December 18 – “PR nurse” Tiffany Dover fainted after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. She has a medical condition where she often faints when there’s pain. [Reuters]
- 2020 December 28 – 75 Years old man dies of a heart attack after the COVID-19 vaccine. However, doctors say it’s likely unrelated to the vaccine he took 2 hours before. [Jerusalem Post]
- 2020 December 30 – A day before, an 88 years old man died just hours after taking the vaccine. [Jerusalem Post]
- 2021 January 7 – Miami doctor, 56, died of a blood disorder 16 days after getting the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. [DailyMail]
- 2021 January 15 – Twenty three people die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: officials [NY Post]
Doctors who refuse taking the vaccine
Should healthy people take the COVID-19 vaccine?
Just because you are healthy does not mean you cannot be infected. Thus, it boils down to risk-taking. If you’ve been constantly exposed to the virus and never got sick, you probably have antibodies.
Although contested, a study on COVID-19 shows the chances of dying from the virus are 1 in 19 Million. The point is, the risk of dying among young people is low so if you are one, you may not need it.
The risk is very low for much younger people.