An Insight On The Vaccines So Far

An Insight On The Vaccines So Far

What made its entry in mid-December is now, as of March 24, reaching the masses world-wide. The vaccinations surely took a good load of time to manufacture and then hit the market but when we talk about the United States, we often are left to wonder why only three companies made it to its final destination? 

An Insight On The Vaccines So Far

On February 27, the FDA approved the third vaccination and gave the Emergency Use Authorization or EUA to it for the COVID-19 virus caused by respiratory syndrome SARS-COV-2. However, the third and so far the last authorization for this vaccine can only be provided to individuals of and above the age of 18. This vaccination, known as the Janssen Covid-19 vaccination has been determined by the FDA to meet its statutory criteria and safety protocols.

An Insight On The Vaccines So Far

The three vaccines approved and authorized by the FDA in the US are as follows-

Pfizer-BioNTech

the mRNA vaccine is given in two shots, 21days apart. Shot in the upper arm muscle, this vaccine is recommended for people of and above the age of 16 years. The side-effects include- 

Pain, redness, swelling in the arm where the shot is given.

Tiredness, headache, fever, nausea, muscle pain, chills.

CDC or the Contres for Disease Control and Prevention stated, based on their clinical trials, the vaccine showed 95% effectiveness without evidence of any previous infection. Alongside, it also stated that the side-effects caused by the vaccine were mild to moderate.

ModernaTx, Inc.

This mRNA vaccine is shot twice in the upper arm muscle, 28 days apart. The Moderna Vaccine is recommended for individuals of and above the age of 18 years. The side-effects of this vaccine start after a day or two of the initial date when the vaccine was taken and include- 

Pain, redness, swelling in the arm where the shot is given.

Tiredness, headache, fever, nausea, muscle pain, chills throughout the rest of the body. 

CDC or the Contres for Disease Control and Prevention stated, based on their clinical trials, the vaccine showed 94.1% effectiveness without evidence of any previous infection. 

Along with this, CDC also stated that the vaccine showed high efficacy in clinical trials and the side-effects caused by this vaccine again proved to be ranging from mild to moderate.

Johnson’s and Johnson’s Janssen Vaccine for COVID-19

this is new in the market and uncommon as unlike others this is a viral vector. This vaccine is recommended to individuals of and above 18 years of age and the plus point of this vaccine is that it needs only one shot. The shot is to be given in the muscle of the upper arm. The vaccine starts its protection around 14 days after the shot. The side effects of this vaccine are nothing different from the other two will the same mild to moderate levels.

Along with the FDA, the WHO also authorized this and included it in its safe and effective emergency vaccine list world-wide.

As the vaccinations roll out to the markets in bulk, people need to understand the limitations of the vaccine and the safety protocols they need to continue following. Here’s a list of things one needs to follow even after getting vaccine shots:

  • Wearing masks when in public spaces, gathering.
  • Avoiding travel and in unavoidable circumstances follow the safety and medical protocols issued by the traveling department.
  • Avoiding spaces that are poorly ventilated
  • Avoiding mass-gathering or crowds

Vaccines are not the end of the story here. One needs to get personalized health check-in after getting the vaccination to ensure the proper health and effectiveness of the vaccine.

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