• Dr. Herpy

Coronavirus Vaccine

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, CNN news states that “A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said Wednesday.” The vaccine was tested on people over the age of 65 and proved the effectiveness was over 94%. The vaccine trials had started back in late July, giving the participants time to notice an improvement. Once this vaccine is open to the public, it cannot be required that everyone receives the vaccine, but it can be given as an option to those who want it. 

After reading this article, I know many people would prefer to wait at least a year before going and getting vaccinated. I would do this to take precautions in case people who have gotten the shot receive side effects in the next couples of months. The vaccine is still in the trial stage and has not yet been released to the public. Once there are more tests done and studies on the vaccine maybe more people would consider getting vaccinated, so they know it is safe and effective. 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/health/pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-safety/index.html