There is still a lot to learn about the Covid-19 vaccine, but there are great benefits to getting vaccinated despite the contention of opinion.
Travel & Connection
One of the main benefits of getting the vaccination is that it allows your body to build immunity. This means it’s much safer for you to travel abroad and reconnect with family and friends who you’ve not seen for a long time. When you travel, it’s essential to prepare relevant documents and insurances. A GHIC card will provide you access to state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the EU. You can apply for your GHIC card online at ghiccard.co.uk.
As soon as you’ve had your first dose, your body begins producing antibodies to the coronavirus. These antibodies help your immune systems fight off the virus should you happen to be exposed to it. Therefore, it reduces your risk of becoming infected.
It’s important to note that you can still get infected after being vaccinated, but the more people get vaccinated, the more chances of infection are reduced due to herd immunity. Therefore, getting vaccinated is essential not just for your protection but for community protection.
For pregnant women who receive the vaccines, the antibodies your body’s immune system builds up in response to it will be passed onto your unborn child through the placenta, giving them protection too. For new mothers, antibodies are also passed through your breast milk which provides your newborn protection. This is particularly important for the safety of young children as they cannot have the vaccine themselves.
Protection from severe illnesses
Research into the most common vaccines has shown they are effective at preventing severe illness from Covid-19. Therefore, if you have the vaccine and still become infected, you are less likely to experience severe illness with the diagnosis.
You’ll be pleased to know that the primary vaccines also successfully protect you from new variants of Covid-19 in the same way. Indeed, research has shown that those who have been vaccinated experience mild-moderate experiences of Covid-19 in comparison to those who aren’t vaccinated. Therefore, it’s clear that getting vaccinated means you’ll be less likely to experience severe illness and hospitalisation.
The vaccine helps us ditch the mask and social distancing
The vaccine is our key to living our everyday lives without masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing. These measures were introduced initially to help slow the spread of the virus and were successful. However, the vaccine means we can potentially move beyond the need for these measures.
Research has shown that vaccinated people who may be infected have fewer virus particles in their noses and mouths than infected individuals who aren’t vaccinated. This research suggests that getting vaccinated not only gives you immunity but also limits your potential to spread the virus to friends and family.
In conclusion, there are plenty of evidenced benefits to getting the Covid-19 vaccination, providing more reason to get it than not to.