I need to discuss to you concerning the COVID 19 vaccine. I obtained my second dose of vaccine in January to guard me and people round me. I had minimal uncomfortable side effects of some physique aches and a slight fever. These uncomfortable side effects shortly subsided, and I’ve had no long-term points.
Now, because the Well being Officer of your native public well being unit, I’m asking you to get vaccinated in opposition to Covid. Here’s what we all know concerning the vaccine. It has confirmed to be protected and efficient. Ninety % of Lengthy-Time period Care residents in North Dakota obtained the vaccine safely. We all know the vaccine itself doesn’t keep within the physique. It provides the message to your immune system after which is gone. Greater than 90 % of medical doctors provided this vaccine have chosen to get it. We now know the vaccine protects for at the very least six months and presumably longer.
Here’s what we find out about Covid illness. It was the third main explanation for dying in the USA in 2020. It has a excessive hospitalization price even for many who are younger. 5 % of people that had Covid nonetheless had a lack of style and scent past three months. We at the moment are discovering long run points with those that had covid comparable to fatigue, shortness of breath, lung scarring, reminiscence loss, coronary heart irritation and onset of diabetes. A lot the best way that having hen pox can result in shingles we don’t know what else Covid could result in sooner or later.
Whilst you might imagine you aren’t in danger, I’m right here to inform you that anybody can catch Covid and we don’t know who can have life altering impacts. We do know the vaccine is protected and efficient. My prescription on this case is so that you can get vaccinated as quickly as you’ll be able to to guard your self into the longer term. You probably have questions you’ll be able to contact UMDHU or your main care doctor to get your questions answered.
Dr. Joseph Adducci, MD has over 61 years of expertise within the medical subject as an Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Williston. He graduated from Loyola U, Faculty of Medication medical college in 1959.