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All you need to know about getting vaccinated

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Dr. Brian Wahl, epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health speaks about how you can protect yourself through immunisation.

Since the onset of COVID-19, a cure has been eagerly anticipated by the world. Measures to reduce the possibility of transmission have been widely adopted, however, vaccines are rapidly being embraced as one of the most effective ways to strengthen the immunity of individuals. Their rapid development, testing, approval, and implementation are hallmarks of a medical breakthrough.

The decision for individuals to get vaccinated remains optional in most parts of the world. However, there is a growing acceptance of getting immunised, especially for those at high risk of contracting the infection, such as the elderly, young, or those who suffer from medical conditions. Various reasons are driving individuals towards getting the vaccine, acquiring herd immunity to eliminate the severity of the virus and transmission is one of them.

Although the vaccine does not prevent individuals from contracting the virus, it reduces the severity of symptoms.

To learn more, watch the video below:

 

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