Opinion Editorial: Is the Vaccine Worth It?

Jesus Castro

The United States has been one of the top nations to be affected by the coronavirus. The top cities in the country had been COVID hotspots during the last year. Although the COVID cases are going down, the country is still finding ways to deal with the pandemic. Early this year, various companies were coming up with vaccines against the virus. People reacted very differently about taking it or not, many believe is dangerous and very risky while others think the vaccine is safe for everybody.

The vaccine should be taken by all U.S. citizens to be prevented from getting COVID-19 so that they can do more stuff and stop the virus from spreading.

By getting the COVID-19 vaccine, citizens are going to prevent themselves from getting the virus. They will reduce their chances of getting sick and reduce the chances of people getting sick. According to Mathew Ryan from CDC, “All COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available in the United States are effective at preventing the virus.” The vaccine shows to be a good resource to prevent from catching the virus. It is proven by the CDC to be effective at its job.

Once an American citizen is vaccinated, they will be free to do more stuff of their own. They may be able to start doing some things that they stopped doing because of the virus. According to Vanessa Mercado from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, “People who take the vaccine will be authorized to gather indoors without masks with other people who are fully vaccinated.” This will be a huge step for families and friends. They will be allowed to socialize once they are vaccinated, and they will also prevent the virus from spreading.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the principal tool to stop the virus from spreading more in the country. Wearing a mask and social distancing has been the primary steps to avoiding the virus but now we have the vaccine. According to Asher Johnson from the Texas Department of Health, “Stopping the pandemic requires using all the tools we have available, vaccines will work with your immune system to fight the virus.” Fully vaccinated people are less likely to be infected and potentially less likely to spread the virus. The vaccine is the main tool to stop the virus, and people should take part in helping the country.

The CDC understands that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now that the vaccines are available in the United States. The vaccine is developed to ensure safety and to be effective at fighting the virus. Safety is the top priority in the nation as of right now, by taking the vaccine you are helping yourself and many others. The country should understand that we should use the tools we have against the virus. The citizens should get the message to go get vaccinated to prevent, to do more stuff, and to stop the virus from spreading, they should take action to help themselves and the people they love. The vaccine is the best alternative to fighting the virus.