Benefits of a COVID-19 Vaccine

There are some very strong benefits to getting a COVID-19 vaccine sooner rather than later. Why should you get vaccinated as soon as possible?

It’s easy!

There are sites every single day in Greater Fall River offering vaccines, from local clinics, to pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens and even at grocery stores like Stop and Shop or Shaw’s. Getting the vaccine is as easy as checking in, answering a few questions, and waiting for 15 minutes after your shot. Easy, fast, and free!

Fewer masks!

As of May 29, 2021 in Massachusetts, folks who are vaccinated don’t need to wear masks, except in a few places (private and public transportation, inside schools and daycares, inside doctors offices and healthcare facilities, in congregate care settings, etc). Those who choose not to vaccinate must still wear a mask in public places and indoor environments.

Avoid serious complications!

There are many serious side effects from COVID-19 that are still being discovered. Some “long haul” COVID-19 survivors struggle with daily activities due to their previous infection. Getting vaccinated reduces your chance of contracting COVID-19 by 60-95%.

Stop the spread!

Once you are vaccinated, your body will know how to fight the COVID-19 virus so you will not get sick or spread the virus to another person. Stopping the pandemic requires we use all the tools we have: vaccines, social distancing, and mask wearing for those who are not vaccinated. Some people, especially those with compromised immune systems, aren’t able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated helps us reach herd immunity and reduces the likelihood of others catching the virus.

None of the vaccines cause COVID-19.

None of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States contain live COVID-19 viruses. You can not catch COVID-19 from a vaccine. Sure- you might feel ill after getting your vaccine, but these side effects are you body “practicing” it’s immune response should you contract COVID-19.

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