The COVID-19 pandemic started almost one year ago. Recently several pharmaceutical companies have created a vaccination. I typically takes many years to develop and mass produce a vaccine. During this unprecedented time with the disease affecting people all around the world, the process of creating a vaccine was streamlined. Testing and efficacy studies were still completed, however the timeline was condensed to produce an affective vaccine more quickly than ever before.
There have been 33 million people vaccinated since December of 2020. They note the vaccine doesn’t get into your system until at least 12 days. The common side effects care pain where it was injected, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pains, or even longer lasting headaches. They have not done any studies on pregnant women or children so it is not safe for them yet. Even if you have the vaccination you can still get COVID but it also helps you from getting seriously ill. They admitted that the long term effects for the vaccine are unknown. COVID can cause long term effects to your heart and lungs if you had it even if you recovered. Everyone over 16 can get the vaccine they just don’t have one available for children.
The distribution is being done in waves with those most vulnerable or healthcare workers obtaining them first. Then essential employees will be next to obtain the vaccine,