Written by daybreak on October 25, 2021
Protect yourself and others
Get a vaccine
Wear a mask
We at Daybreak Star Radio want all our relatives to be able to find and get a vaccine in their area.
For other countries please check your governmental or local websites or clinics.
For up to date info, check out the Osterholm Update – podcast by world renowned infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota and has spent a career investigating outbreaks.
Why should you get vaccinated?
- Helps protect you from getting COVID-19
- But can’t I still get COVID-19 if I am vaccinated? Yes. The vaccine works very well but it is not 100% effective (only 95%). If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested as soon as possible.
- Prevents severe illness if you get COVID-19
- Helps protect people around you from getting COVID-19.
- If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
- Protects older adults 65 years old and older
- Protects people who are high-risk for severe illness
- The vaccine won’t give you COVID-19
- The vaccine doesn’t have the virus that causes COVID-19
- But I had COVID-19, why do I need to get the vaccine? Because, people who have recently had COVID-19 appear to be protected from re-infection for at least 3 months. The vaccine will increase your immunity for a longer period of time.
- Will the vaccine give me COVID-19? The vaccine will not give you COVID-19, but you may experience an immune response (short-term side-effects). This can include pain at the injection site, fever, muscle aches and pains, headache and fatigue – similar to side effects experienced by those who receive the annual flu vaccination. Side-effects are usually mild, wear off after a couple of days, and can be alleviated with medications like acetaminophen.
- Who should get vaccinated? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against the virus.