After several months of waiting, we finally have a
vaccine that can help prevent the coronavirus infections. For some, it’s the
light at the end of the tunnel. While mass roll out of the vaccine is yet to
happen, it’s good that we already have something to look forward to. With the
right distribution plan, it could happen in a few months.
Some people were on the front row of getting
vaccinated. Among them are seniors and healthcare workers. Once more people
start to get vaccinated, the next question is if
it’s safe to travel.
To be fully vaccinated, one should have two doses of
the vaccine. It should also be within a span of a few weeks. According to
clinical trials, the vaccine is effective by up to 90% in some cases. They have
also received an emergency approval from the government officials. Therefore,
when it comes to safety, these vaccines are somewhat reliable. While we are
here to see what would happen after the first group of people got vaccinated,
it will most likely be positive. Apart from some allergies, those who took the
vaccine generally didn’t
suffer from serious side effects.
Is it safe to travel right away?
Perhaps, once the results of the mass roll out are
out, it’s easier to decide if traveling is safe. If most people who got the
vaccine didn’t get infected, it means that the vaccines are working. It has
only been a few weeks since the first group of people get vaccinated. Give it a
month or so before you decide to travel if you are already vaccinated.
It would also be better if you completed both shots
before you decide if you can go on a trip. Besides, several places are still on
a lockdown right now, and are still plenty
of travel restrictions. The good thing is that you now have a card that
tells everyone that you have been vaccinated. It’s easier for you to go to
different places and visit establishments.
Follow health guidelines
While you’re in a better position to travel because of
the vaccine, it doesn’t mean you can fully relax. You should still follow
health protocols. Ask your medical care providers about what you need to do in
order to stay healthy and safe while traveling. Wearing a mask is one of them.
When you’re in the middle of the crowd, it still helps if you wear a mask. The
results of the clinical trials didn’t indicate if the subjects wore mask after
getting vaccinated. It means that if they didn’t get sick, it’s not only due to
the vaccine, but because they practiced health and safety measures. Also, if
it’s possible that you can still transmit the virus even if you don’t have
symptoms, it’s better to wear a mask. It prevents others around you from
If you already want to travel because it’s been a
while, that’s understandable. However, you need to always consider your safety,
and the people around you. Try to wait for a while before planning your first
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