Top 7 Reasons to Receive the Covid-19 Vaccine

As Avalon actively rolls out the Covid-19 vaccine to our residents and staff, there are many seniors still living at home who haven’t yet received it.  While a poll done by AARP shows that older adults are warming up to the idea of receiving the vaccine many of them still have questions. Healthcare professionals understand everyone has a different comfort level, yet there is a unison voice that is loud and clear coming from the medical community encouraging seniors to get the vaccination immediately.

Here are the top 7 reasons to roll up your sleeve:

  • All Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. have proven to be highly effective at preventing Covid-19.
  • Clinical trials are showing that if you get the vaccine and yet still fall into that very low percentage who contract Covid-19, it may also prevent you from becoming seriously ill.
  • Getting the vaccine not only protects you but protects others around you.
  • Preventing Covid-19 means avoiding a potential life-threatening experience and long-term complications. Currently no one knows how the virus will affect them.
  • Receiving the vaccine will NOT cause you to get the virus.
  • Temporary side effects of the vaccine, like injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever, affect 10-15% of those who have received the vaccine. However, the Centers for Disease Control found that those over 65 experienced fewer side effects. Note: If you have a history of severe allergic reactions to other vaccines, the agency advises to ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Perhaps the biggest reason to receive the Covid-19 vaccine is to be able to hug those we love Medical experts estimate it will take 70%-90% of us getting vaccinated to reach herd immunity and return life to normal.

The CDC and other health organizations are highly confident of the vaccine’s efficacy and safety.  However, there are still questions that the health community doesn’t have a definitive answer to like how long the vaccine lasts, and if we will need to take it annually like our usual flu shot

Now that Avalon residents and staff have been immunized, we are grateful to live inside a community where life toward herd immunity is already at work. It’s beginning to feel a little bit more like 2019 around here!  We do, however, continue to follow health screenings and Covid-19 protocol to keep our residents as safe as possible. If you are interested in learning more about life at Avalon give us a call. We would love to bring you into our bubble!

By |2021-02-17T13:12:22-06:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Avalon Memory Care, Senior Health|0 Comments