The COVID-19 virus has disrupted the lives of almost everybody. Unfortunately, it does not look like it is going anywhere any time soon.
Luckily, scientists have been working around the clock and have come out with vaccines for it. While this may sound like a great thing, people are very conflicted on whether or not they will be getting the vaccine when it is available to them.
In this post, I want to discuss my thoughts on the vaccine and whether I will be getting it.
Being a long-hauler totally sucks!
Ever since the acute phase of my COVID-19 infection in March, I have battled post-viral symptoms. While I do not have as many symptoms anymore, I am still really sick of being a long-hauler.
I am coming up on a year of experiencing symptoms and I am very curious as to when they will go away completely. Or if they will ever.
The other thing that sucks is that I do not know the aftermath of the virus on my body. My doctor thinks what I have been dealing with is all in my head so he will not refer me to get tests done. I could be sitting here with fucked up lungs or a damaged heart and not know about it.
I really do not wish this virus or its possible after-effects on anyone.
Arguments for and against
The following is a list of standpoints of people who are for and against taking the vaccine:
- This was rushed vaccine. It takes a really long time to make them so it probably is not safe.
- We do not know what the long term effects of the vaccines are due to them being new.
- It can not be safe at all because there have been several people who had bad reactions to it.
- Lots of money and attention were thrown at the vaccine creation which is why it did not take as long to make.
- They will change our DNA.
- It does not completely stop people from getting the virus so what is the point?
- Can it really be worse than the effects of the virus?
- There is a 99% chance of survival so I really do not need this rushed vaccine!
- You would be dumb not to take it.
There are probably more standpoints than this but these are the ones I read the most.
Will I be getting the vaccine?
I have to admit I am scared of getting the vaccine due to not wanting the side effects of it and not wanting my long-hauler symptoms to get worse.
On the other hand, I am also really scared of getting reinfected. Who knows what another round of this virus will do to my body. It may very well send me to the hospital and/or kill me. If this vaccine can prevent that from happening, then that is awesome.
I also am starting my daycare business up again. Even though I will only have one family for a while, COVID-19 can still make its way in. Being able to get the vaccine before trying to find more families is my plan right now.
Child care workers are supposed to be next in line in my state but vaccination is going slow across the nation. Who knows when I will be getting it-but I will be.
Decide for yourself
COVID-19 is here to stay and there is not much in the way of treatments for it yet. The vaccine is the only thing we have right now that might provide some solid help for us.
While I will definitely be getting the vaccine due to the reasons stated, it is important for you to make a decision for yourself. Do not let anyone sway you into one direction or the other.
I hope that things will be looking up for our nation by this coming summer and that all who want a vaccine can get it.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!
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