Would you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

On January 30, 2020, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency. After this was declared, many countries started working on a vaccine or cure for COVID.  In a relatively short time, several different vaccines were found to be effective.   Now that we have a vaccine,  many people are scared to get it.   

Some are afraid that we don’t know the long-term effects of the vaccine. But the majority of people aren’t willing to get the vaccine because they have heard of the terrible side effects.  After receiving the shot, many people are having side effects such as severe headaches, tiredness, fever, and muscle aches.

I know a young teacher that got both her vaccines and became terribly sick both times.  Yet her husband, who is the same age never had any problems after getting his shots. I’ve also talked to older couples that didn’t get sick, and some that had side effects from it.  It’s like rolling the dice…. Will the vaccine make you sick, or will you be fine.  

However, people who don’t take the vaccine are much more likely to get COVID-19. Getting COVID can have much worse symptoms than the vaccine.  The most common symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue muscle, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. 

Many people have died from  COVID-19, yet no one has died from the vaccine.  People have become very sick and even hospitalized in a few cases but recovered after taking the vaccine. 

Knowing this, would you get the COVID-19 vaccine?