Although in Jalisco 84% of the population already has at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, about 1.3 million still missing people to be immunized.
Among the arguments for not going for the biological are that they did not reach, that they missed the appointment, illness or simply because they did not want to protect themselves.
However, with the new wave of the disease in the world and the variants that are emerging, mainly omicron, experts explain why it is better to think twice about going for the biological one.
The infectologist Hector Raúl Pérez Gómez and the epidemiologist Carlos Alonso Reynoso, both from the University of Guadalajara, mentioned the five main reasons.
The 5 reasons to get vaccinated against COVID
ONE: Gives 90% protection against a serious illness: Vaccines protect against developing a serious infection and reduce the risk of complications.
FROM: More protection against lethality: Vaccination reduces the risk of infection, but the most important thing is that it helps the disease not evolve to a serious condition that would lead to death. “There have been counted cases of lethality of the virus when the doses are already in place,” said Pérez Gómez.
THREE: Less transmissibility: Those who are vaccinated, even if they become infected, transmit the disease less to those around them. “There is a fundamental concept of social solidarity, empathy and shared responsibility. We should see it that way. We may not be determined to take a profit like this but we would be selfish with others, especially in the state in which the pandemic does not subside ”.
FOUR: Reduce la circulation of the virus: with the vaccination the presence of the virus in the community in general decreases significantly, thus reducing the possibility of mutations and new variants being generated. They explained that the places where these mutations have occurred is where the percentage of vaccination is lowest.
FIVE: Decreases the chances of long-term sequelae: After suffering the coronavirus disease, there are different sequelae, a condition that is called prolonged or persistent COVID. This includes signs and symptoms such as persistent and indefinite chest pain, fatigue, headache, diarrhea, nausea, kidney and pancreatic damage. “It is not a gripita, it can have long-term consequences. For this reason, it is suggested that children also be vaccinated ”, highlighted Alonso Reynoso.
Finally, the specialists pointed out that you should not have a suspension period or slow down the vaccination rate, since the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended complete inoculation to control Ómicron. They also emphasize the importance of continuing with preventive measures such as frequent hand washing, house ventilation, use of face masks and healthy distance.