A Word from Dr. Herrmann: The Covid-19 Vaccine

Over the past year, Covid-19 has taken the Public Health World by storm, infecting Millions of Americans with a virtually unknown virus. There are a lot of myths and rumors that have circulated throughout the internet, however the Medical Professionals at The Herrmann Practice are here to put your mind at ease. Read our blog to discover the implications and recommendations for the Covid-19 Vaccine for Women. 

Currently, there are many questions and concerns about Covid vaccinations and their safety. Many people are concerned that because of their rapid development, safety may have been compromised. As a Medical Professional, I have read extensively and studied the process of the development of these and other vaccines. I am confident that all vaccines approved by the FDA are safe and effective. The safety trials were the same as for all other vaccines currently on the market. In fact, research for coronavirus has been going on for over 10 years. 

 

Effects of Covid-19 Vaccine on Adolescent Women (Ages 16-18):

There is only one Covid-19 Vaccine that has been approved for use in Adolescent Women Ages 16+.  

  • Only the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine has been approved for Women Ages 16+. 
    • The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine has an Overall Efficacy of 95%. 
    • The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is a series of two booster shots administered 3 Weeks apart. 
  • In addition to the effects on Public Health, the toll of the Coronavirus Pandemic has had a severe effect on the Educational Development in Young Women due to the closure of schools. 
  • It is recommended that all Adolescent Women get the Covd-19 Vaccine upon eligibility to ensure overall health and wellness.

Effects of Covid-19 Vaccine on Adult Women (Ages 18-45+): 

Currently, in the United States, three Covid-19 Vaccines have been FDA-Approved for Emergency Use in Individuals Ages 18+.

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
    • Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine has an Overall Efficacy of 95%.
    • The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is a series of two booster shots administered 3 Weeks apart. 
  • The Moderna Vaccine
    • The Moderna Vaccine has an Overall Efficacy of 94%.
    • The Moderna Vaccine is a series of two booster shots administered 4 Weeks apart. 
  • The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (Janssen) 
    • The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has an Overall Efficacy of 72%.
    • The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine is a single dose vaccine. 

The overall effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine on Adult Women has shown that it is effective in protecting individuals from the Coronavirus in Clinical Trials conducted by the FDA.

 

Effects of Covid-19 Vaccine on Pregnant Women: 

The Covid-19 Vaccines approved by the FDA are all safe for use in pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, however, there is still little data on this subject. 

  • There are currently Clinical Trials that look at the safety and how well the COVID-19 vaccines work in pregnant people underway or planned.
  • Vaccine trials in animals before or during pregnancy found no safety concerns. 
  • There are new studies that show that immunity to the Covid-19 Virus may pass along to newborns if the mother has been vaccinated. 

No matter what stage of life you are in, the experts at The Herrmann Practice are here to ensure that you are living a healthy life. Vaccines have the potential to eradicate diseases as we have smallpox and nearly polio in the past. However, this will only happen if 70 to 90% of the world’s population gets vaccinated.

All vaccinations have small and possibly unknown risks and side effects. When it comes to the Covid-19 Vaccine, the trials have demonstrated that the benefits far outweigh the risk of getting Covid and possibly having long term disabilities or dying from it. Unfortunately there are always people that can’t or won’t get vaccinated. The people that can, but won’t get vaccinated, put the people that can’t get vaccinated at risk. I feel that healthy people that can get vaccinated have a moral obligation to get vaccinated, not just for themselves, but also for our more vulnerable populations. 

 

To learn more about Vaccines or the Covid-19 Vaccine and its effects, contact The Herrmann Practice today!