COVID-19 vaccines are being administered all over the country as the push to get vaccines into arms ramps up. While eligibility isn’t open to everyone quite yet, in just a few short weeks any adult in the country should be able to sign-up to get their shot.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that appointments will be easy to come by, but at least everyone will now be able to get in line.
There are three major companies putting out vaccines right now in the United States: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
All three of these vaccines have the ability to lower your risk of hospitalization and major illness due to the COVID-19 virus, so you should seek out and accept whichever one you can get first. Don’t wait for a specific company’s version if you have one available to you, just go with what you can get in order to get protected.
Yes, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have a slightly higher overall protection percentage than Johnson & Johnson, but they will all keep you from being hospitalized and/or dying. Johnson & Johnson, on the other hand, only requires one shot to be effective, where as the others require two to be completely vaccinated.
The main goal is to take whatever vaccination you can get an appointment for to help the country reach heard immunity status so things can start getting back to normal.
What Are the Side Effects of the COVID Vaccines?
As with any vaccine, there are going to be side effects associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. However, keep in mind that these vaccines do not actually inject you with COVID-19, so the side effects you experience are due to your immune system reacting to the vaccine and producing antibodies.
This is exactly what the vaccine is supposed to do. If you experience these symptoms after your shot, you more than likely do not have COVID (unless you were exposed around the same time you got your shot), it’s just your bodies natural reaction to the vaccine.
The most common symptom that people experience from all of the vaccines is a sore arm at the injection site.
Other internalized symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, joint pain, nausea, or a general feeling of being unwell are also common and will usually subside within 24-48 hours.
There is the possibility of more severe side effects, but those are mostly linked to allergic reactions and you will notice these within 4 hours of receiving the vaccine.
If I Have Breast Implants Should I Be Worried About the Vaccine?
This vaccine is really no different than any other vaccine out there in the way that it works within our bodies. Yes, it uses mRNA to tell our cells to make a harmless piece of the COVID-19 spike protein in order for our bodies to generate the antibodies needed to fight off the virus in the future, and mRNA vaccines are new, but they have been studied for years and use the same underlying principles that other vaccines use.
And yes, this vaccine was moved through the approval process quicker than other vaccines of this nature, but that’s only because of the urgency of the situation. There’s a lot of red tape that a traditional vaccine has to go through in order to be approved for human use, but because of the pandemic we are facing, that red tape has been reduced and the vaccine was able to make it into arms faster.
Receiving the vaccine will have no adverse effects on your breast implants and should not cause any difficulties with them at all. And for those that say “well, the long-term effects haven’t been studied enough”, do you have issues with your breast implants after the flu vaccine every year? No. So this will be no different.
We highly recommend anyone that has the opportunity to receive the vaccine, do so. It will protect you from becoming dangerously sick, hospitalized, or dying, and will also help protect those around you that haven’t yet received the vaccine, or can’t, due to health issues.
The benefits of this vaccine far outweigh the risks of getting COVID itself, so please don’t worry about side effects related to your breast implants if you have the opportunity to receive your vaccine.