Turkmenistan is preparing to purchase vaccines against COVID-19. For this, the government has developed a plan for the study of production, importation and registration in the country. Representatives of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry are already negotiating purchases.
The coronavirus vaccination began in December in the US, Russia, the UK and some EU countries. Based on the experience of these countries, ORIENT answers the main questions related to vaccination.
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
In Russia, more than 200 thousand people have already received the Sputnik V vaccine since the beginning of December. No fewer people have been vaccinated with vaccines from the American companies Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna.
These drugs have passed the accelerated standard testing procedure. Studies have confirmed their safety and efficacy by 90-95%, but the long-term effects of vaccines on the body are still being studied.
There is no direct evidence that coronavirus vaccines have caused or may harm human health. If they appear, then it will quickly become known.
Who should be vaccinated?
First of all, vaccination is necessary for older people. Vaccinations are recommended for those who are in contact with a large number of people or have chronic diseases.
But even if you are not at risk, it is worth getting vaccinated. This way you protect those around you. The more people receive the drug, the stronger the social immunity will be, which prevents the spread of the virus.
What are the side effects of the vaccination?
According to the latest data, side effects after vaccination against coronavirus are pain at the injection site, fever, headache and muscle pain. Symptoms of this kind occur in about 5% of people and pass quickly.
Dozens of drugs for COVID-19 are currently being developed and are being tested. It is not yet possible to determine exactly which of them is better or worse. However, the experience of countries that have begun mass vaccination shows that there are no negative consequences and severe side effects from drugs against coronavirus.