COVID-19 Vaccine Update


Isadora Zamora (12th), Reporter

Covid-19 cases have decreased throughout certain areas of America as people across the country have practiced CDC guidelines and as Covid-19 vaccines have been distributed. There are three different types of Covid-19 vaccines that are currently offered in the U.S. including the, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccine. These vaccines are intended to help our bodies develop immunity and leave the body with a supply of memory which means that your body will remember how to fight the virus off. According to Our World in Data, there have currently been 130 million doses given to Americans making only 14% of our nation vaccinated. Although no one is sure at the moment as to how many more vaccines will be distributed in America, many people continue to get their vaccines as they are offered at certain colleges, hospitals, and many other places.

When taking any vaccine, there are almost always side effects to it. According to the website, after taking the Covid-19 vaccine, some people may experience pain, redness, swelling, tiredness, headache, or chills. For most people, these side effects are known to be mild or not appear at all. These side effects should also go away within a day or two. There has not been any recorded cases of people that have taken the covid-19 vaccine and that have experienced a horrible outcome. 

According to the website, information about where you can receive your Covid-19 vaccine is provided by pharmacies or the “Vaccine Finder” website which is recommended and will give you a location that offers the vaccines.  In California, healthcare workers, long term residents, individuals 65 years and older, people working in agriculture and food, education and childcare, or emergency services are all eligible to receive the vaccine. It is best to call your local pharmacy or place that offers the Covid-19 vaccines if you have any questions about it. Overall, it is your decision to choose whether or not you would like to receive the Covid-19 vaccine and what feels right to you.