Should I get a Vaccine? Part 1
With the rise of COVID and talks about vaccinations I have been wondering exactly how effective are vaccinations? Looking around the web I found various bits of information, this is Part 1 of my study.
I watched the above video and it showed me that flu vaccines are worth having, but you also need to adopt other preventative measures.
The video suggests 4 methods to stop you catching a flu virus:
- Wash your hands
- Don’t touch your face (the nose and mouth are entry points for a flu like virus).
- Avoid infected people (yes the man openly coughing who has flu should be avoided).
- Get vaccinated.
Most of us are sticking to the first three suggestions but what about the fourth? Are we right to be wary of getting a vaccine? If a vaccine becomes available should we get it?
The video explains that a University of Michigan study found that you are 70% more protected against catching the flu virus if you get the vaccine, compared to someone who doesn’t get the shot. If you also carry out the other 3 prevention methods, you are definitely more likely to survive and not get a flu virus.
The study found that 10 out of a 100 people with a placebo got sick vs 3 out of 100 of those who did get a vaccine. I am still researching how safe vaccines are but watching this video gave me a greater appreciation for vaccines.