CDC Strongly Recommends COVID-19 Vaccinations

CDC Strongly Recommends COVID-19 Vaccinations


 Many view the COVID-19 vaccination as a positive opportunity, while others view it as a negative one. The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends people to get the vaccine. 


In an interview with the Matador Messenger, a vaccinator, Tasveera Darji, says that one reason people aren’t motivated to get the vaccine is because they “don’t want to have unpleasant side effects like joint pain, fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms.” However, she added, many people are, “…also looking forward to getting protection from the virus.” 


CDC, stating the benefits of Covid vaccines, says, “COVID-19-vaccines are effective and can lower your risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines also help prevent serious illness and death in children and adults even if they do get COVID-19.”


While these benefits of getting the vaccine are commonly noted by the CDC,  downsides and other pains do apply. Many people, after receiving the vaccine,  have reported having tiredness, headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, and a fever.


The CDC reassures these people, stating, “After COVID-19 vaccination, some people may feel ill, with symptoms like fever or tiredness for a day or two after receiving the vaccine. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building immunity. Some people have no side effects.”


TTS (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome) is, unfortunately, a side effect of the Covid vaccine. TTS causes blood clots which prevent blood from normally flowing through the body. Though, TTS is a very rare disease that affects a small percentage of people who have taken the vaccine. According to The Spokane Regional Health District, The CDC also is recommending getting the Moderna or Pfizer- BioNTech vaccines compared to Johnson & Johnson’s Janssens vaccine because of concerns regarding TSS and other downsides, many people refuse to take the vaccine.  


According to The CDC, “COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone ages 5 years and older at no cost,” and “Vaccines were paid for with taxpayer dollars and will be given free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of insurance or immigration status.” The CDC also warns you to be aware of scams – providers of the COVID-19 vaccine cannot charge you.