02 Mar 2023

5 Benefits of Covid-19 Vaccination You Need to Know


Editor:Aditya Gagat Hanggara

02 Mar 2023

The Covid-19 vaccination is still ongoing up to now The first vaccination period in Jakarta has been going on since January 15, 2021, and now we are in the phase of the second dose of a booster vaccine. This is good news in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic which is still not fully over.

Have you received the second booster vaccination? Or are you still waiting to be vaccinated 6 months after the first booster? Or maybe even though it's your turn, you still hesitate to get vaccinated? You don't need to worry at all about the Covid-19 vaccination because besides being safe, the Covid-19 vaccine can also provide many benefits for you. Here are five benefits of Covid-19 vaccination that you need to know:

Vaccines Can Prevent Covid-19 From Infecting Your Body

We are actually already familiar with vaccinations. Since childhood, we have done vaccinations and immunizations for various diseases. Vaccines are currently available to protect against at least 20 diseases, such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles. According to WHO, the presence of existing vaccines is estimated to have prevented 2 to 3 million deaths each year. With regard to Covid-19. Covid-19 vaccination can protect you by creating antibodies or the immune system in the body to fight the SARS-Cov-2 virus which causes Covid-19 disease. With these antibodies, your body will be trained to prevent and fight Covid-19 infection. Vaccination is not a drug that completely cures Covid-19. However, according to experts, even if you get Covid-19 after vaccination, the vaccine will prevent your body from infection and the symptoms of Covid-19, because your body now has a stronger body defense system.

Vaccines Can Help You Protect Those Around You

When you are vaccinated, you protect not only yourself but also your family and the people around you. This is because not everyone can receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Currently, vaccines are only given to those who are healthy, do not have serious diseases, are over 18 years of age, and have other requirements. Those who cannot be vaccinated rely on you who can be vaccinated to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely it is that an infected person will pass the disease on to other people.

Vaccines Can Protect and Help Health Workers

Did you know that the Covid-19 pandemic makes many hospitals burdened because of limited facilities and resources? It is not surprising that many hospitals have reached their capacity to accept Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients. Health workers who care for Covid-19 patients must also be willing to endure using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for an extended period to protect themselves from Covid-19. With the advent of vaccines and more people being vaccinated, the infected people and the transmission rate will certainly decrease. This reduces the burden on health workers and health facilities. Health workers can dedicate their efforts, funds and equipment to helping patients with severe symptoms or other diseases and preventing the buildup of patients in the hospital.

With Vaccines, A Pandemic Can End Soon

You definitely want the pandemic to end soon, right? So now it is the time! If you get vaccinated and more people get vaccinated against Covid-19, it will be greater self-defense for so many people. This will encourage the formation of herd immunity in which residents in certain areas are immune to a disease. Herd immunity will break the chain of the Covid-19 pandemic as more people get vaccinated. Of course, to stop a pandemic, all resources must be mobilized as well as possible. Receiving vaccinations and maintaining self-care by wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and washing your hands will optimize the likelihood that this pandemic will end soon.

Vaccines can protect future generations

By decreasing the rate of Covid-19 infection and breaking the chain of the Covid-19 pandemic, you can protect future generations from the long-suffering of being infected with this disease. This has been proven from historical records that have taken place. In the past there were so many diseases caused by deadly viruses, with the presence of vaccines, we are a generation that lives on from the vaccination struggles of previous generations. So, this is the time for us to become the generation that saves future generations from this dangerous Covid-19 disease and makes the next generation even healthier. Are you one of the saviors?

Now, you know more about the important benefits of Covid-19 vaccination, right? Well, now is the time to wait for your turn to get your second dose of the booster vaccine. To support the protection gained from the vaccine, it is advised for you comply with health protocols.

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