Since Covid-19 has hit the world, the medical industry is striving to find out its cure and Covid-19 Vaccine. Some pharma companies such as Pfizer have recently introduced a vaccine for this virus. This vaccination aims to provide immunity against the Coronavirus, which would also help you protect and build immunity against deadly diseases like SARS and MERS.
Why do we Need a Vaccine?
This deadly virus has taken the lives of more than 20,315,90 people around the globe. The only thing that is helping a bit reduce the spread and rate of deaths in the current lockdown situation.
The vaccine of covid-19 is essential for us to save the lives of thousands and millions of people from this virus. The vaccine would help to build immunity against the deadly virus.
AstraZeneca Vaccine Oxford University
The roll-out of this vaccine was started on 5th January 2020, and this vaccine was approved in the late 2020s because it has helped to stop the symptoms of covid-19 in more than 70 percent of people. This vaccine is also very easy to distribute because it does not require to be stored at extremely low temperatures.
Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine
This Pfizer vaccine is up to 95 percent effective and is administered in two doses each three days apart. This vaccination has to be stored at –70 degrees Celsius. This vaccination will be transported to different places in a special box with a GPS tracker on it.
Types of Vaccines
There are eight different types of vaccines for covid-19. The nine other technology platforms are:
- Inactivated Virus
- Non-Replicating Viral Vector
- RNA Based
- Protein Subunit
- DNA Based
- Virus-like particles
- Replicating Viral Vector
- Live Attenuated Virus
Other Corona Virus Vaccines
China has contributed significantly to make the vaccines against the Coronavirus. These are some of the most successful vaccines made by china.
This is the first successful vaccine made by the Chinese. This Covid-19 vaccine is being tested on more than 10000 humans in china and almost on 9000 in Brazil. Now it sets the vision on Indonesia and in mid-2021 more than 1500 people in Indonesia will receive this vaccination.
Almost 15000 people in the middle east have already been vaccinated by this vaccine, and this vaccine has an excellent success rate. This vaccine has been provided with the license to be used in an emergency by China, UAE, and Bahrain.
Vaccine Doses Available in 2021
The Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines were already out in 2020 ad had a whopping success rate of 95 percent. Apart from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now the AstraZeneca vaccine is also available around the globe.
Can Children get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccine made by Moderna is eligible for kids and pregnant women. More than 1 million people received the Moderna vaccination, but it did not have any reactions or side effects.
Side Effects of Covid Vaccine
The Covid-19 vaccine for Coronavirus has not been administered on a large scale, so, it is too early to predict its side effects. But still, some people face different side effects because of this vaccination. Short term side effects may include pain at the site of injection, fever, headache.