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Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?

The entire world has been struggling with the COVID-19 epidemic since the very beginning of last year. Fortunately, there is now hope of getting the situation under control: a vaccine for coronavirus. Scientists started working on developing an effective product as early as  January 2020, and in the end it took them less than a year to create the vaccines. Which is precisely what causes the public’s concern. Can the COVID-19 vaccines be safe when they have been produced in such a short period of time? Today’s article provides the answer.

A coronavirus vaccine in Poland.

The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be one of the topics that provoke heated discussions. The following vaccines are now available in Poland:

  • Pfizer,
  • Moderna,
  • AstraZeneca.

The COVID-19 vaccines – are they safe?

Many among the Polish population, however, have doubts as to whether getting vaccinated against coronavirus is worth their while. They mull over the safety of the products and are anxious about possible postvaccination reactions and side effects.

The issue that gives rise to most distress is the short time it took to develop the vaccines. It is often heard that usually the process takes up to several years. It is worth noting, however, that it took the commitment of hundreds of scientists from all over the world to developed the COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, the budget allocated to achieving the goal was truly impressive.

And there is one more thing to keep in mind. The COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly because the research teams used a technology that had already been in place. RNA vaccines have been studied for nearly  thirty years now. The work carried out in the past involved other coronaviruses, and thus the vaccine production process was available and ready at the very beginning of the pandemic.

Is it sensible to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Of course it is! As virologists, doctors and scientists around the world assert, all the available vaccines against coronavirus are safe. Each of them was subjected to appropriate clinical tests that have clearly confirmed compliance with the applicable safety and efficacy standards. COVID-19 is an insidious disease; its course varies between patients, and it is dangerous for many of them, as are its complications. Missing out on a vaccination is not worth the risk!

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