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5 Things your Dentist want you to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine


The healthcare professionals never gave up amidst the COVID-19 chaos and stood on the front line, taking care of every patient. Just like any other medical professionals, even the dentists of Orem took it upon themselves to maintain the oral health of the locals. Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is out there, here is what your dentist has to say about it:

COVID-19 vaccines are safe

As of now, just in America, 167 million people are already vaccinated and to measure the side effects of these vaccines CDC has set up several monitoring systems. These tools are to record any real-time side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination and by far, there have not been any serious side effects.

Dentists need to have credible knowledge about a treatment before they recommend it to their patients. According to dentists, people should understand that even when the vaccines have been released in a very short period; the mechanism behind them is years old. That is why they should take the vaccine without any fear.

The vaccine has some temporary side-effects

Some people assume that the COVID-19 vaccine can give them actual covid-19 infection, but that is far from true. When you take the vaccine, you develop symptoms related to covid-19, which is only for a short time.

These vaccines have been developed in a way to imitate the symptoms of covid-19 so that your body gets ready to fight the real virus. If you are getting any such symptoms after taking the vaccine, it means your vaccination is working perfectly

Had covid-19? You can still get the vaccine

It has been seen that people who were infected with covid-19 developed some sort of immunization against the infection. This means if you had Covid-19, your symptoms would be milder the next time you are infected. The CDC recommends that people who were infected with covid-19 still can be vaccinated for long-term assurances.

Take the complete the dose

When you are taking the vaccine, make sure that you complete the doses, as the vaccination is not very effective without recommended doses. For those getting Pfizer and Moderna, two doses are necessary. If you have a weak immune system, you should get the third dose of Pfizer and Moderna. For those who are getting Johnson and Johnson vaccine, a single dose is enough according to CDC.

Masks are compulsory even if you are vaccinated

Vaccinations will help restore your previous life routine and would save you against becoming severely ill with covid-19. However, it does not mean that you have to stop wearing masks. With the spread of the delta variant, CDC had new recommendations, which suggest wearing a mask in the public area, even if you are vaccinated. This is to make sure that the virus does not infect those who are unvaccinated or very young to be vaccinated

At last, your dentist wants to know that anyone above the age of 12 is eligible for vaccination. People above 18 years old can receive any of the vaccines available in the market. Adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 years can take Pfizer. Besides, women who are planning to get pregnant or already are pregnant should not hesitate in taking the vaccine. To date, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines can hamper pregnancies or cause infertility.

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