Vaccines—Are They Good?

After over a year of quarantining, social distancing, online schooling, and masks, a solution finally had arrived to finally end this global pandemic! The world’s knight in shining armor, the COVID-19 vaccine.

Many people are weighing the pros and cons of possibly receiving the COVID-19 vaccination

Many people are at a refusal of getting the vaccine due to worries of effectiveness and the possible side effects. However, there are many reasons as to why people should have no worries with getting the vaccine itself.


COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective.

After receiving test after test, it is proven that the COVID-19 vaccination is safe and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing to watch for any safety concerns. All of the available vaccines are effective in preventing the contraction, hospitalization, and death caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines have been thoroughly tested just as any other vaccine.

The available COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA. The Pfizer vaccine had recently received full approval by the FDA. Like all vaccines, including influenza vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccines have gone through phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials after being tested for safety. Before being authorized for emergency use, all data collected must be reviewed to ensure that the vaccine meets FDA requirements, then it is reviewed by the FDA itself, along with the CDC and other groups.

Side effects of the vaccine are very unlikely.

Because the vaccines are so new, many people worry about the possible side effects, and rightfully so. However, there is nothing to worry about. First off, the technology used to create the vaccines have been around for around 30 years! Secondly, in the slight event that a health problem does occur, they would show up about six weeks after receiving the vaccination. The FDA required that all COVID-19 vaccines would be watched for at least eight weeks after the final dosage, and they are still being monitored today. There is also no evidence that suggests that the COVID-19 vaccines interfere with pregnancy and fertility.

mRNA vaccines have been studied for years and years.

Many people are weary about getting the vaccine for they don’t really know what it going into their bodies. The COVID-19 vaccines are made out of mRNA, which is a form of RNA that creates proteins that trigger an immune response against infectious diseases. mRNA vaccines have been in development since the early 1990s  to fight several diseases, including the flu, Zika, rabies, and even cancer! COVID-19 vaccines are made out of mRNA that cannot replicate, which does not change your DNA.