For many physicians and all health care workers across the country, approval and dispensation of the COVID-1 9 vaccine is “light at the end of this tunnel” in what’s been a dark global pandemic.

Following the FDA’s approval of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-1 9 vaccines this month, many medical personnel were able to get vaccinated as early as Dec. 14. Texas Medical Association Immediate Past-President David Fleeger, MD, got his COVID-1 9 shot just a few days later.

“It wasn’t distressing, it wasn’t unpleasant, ” Dr. Fleeger said. “Glad we can take this step forward to try and deal with the pandemic.”

David Fleeger, MD, hurls a thumbs up after receiving the COVID-1 9 inoculation. Photo by Brent AnnearThe COVID-1 9 vaccine is currently available for all frontline health professional as well as residents of long-term care equipment. According to state leaders, beings over the age of 65 or those ages 16 and older with at least one chronic medical problem will be able to get injected next. Harmonizing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC ), once large quantities of the inoculation are produced, it will be widely available to the general public.

Immunizations save lives and prevent the spread of ailment. As more parties get the COVID-1 9 inoculation, herd immunity, or community exemption, can be achieved. Herd immunity is the concept of increasing everyone’s protection against a disease by vaccinating enough parties in a community. It too helps protect people who can’t get vaccinated, either because they’re too young or they have a pre-existing medical health. Many doctors, like Dr. Fleeger, showed their hopes for the public to get the COVID-1 9 shot formerly they’re able to do so.

“If we can get enough parties to get this, then we can ultimately get to the point where things “re going back to the” brand-new normal, ” Dr. Fleeger said.

For him, getting the COVID-1 9 inoculation wasn’t just about protecting himself from the virus.

“To me, it’s actually a matter of kindnes; a love for my daddy who’s 87, love for my neighbor who’s get though chemotherapy, desire for the guy at work who’s get coronary thrombosis, ” Dr. Fleeger said right after get his first COVID-1 9 shot. “We need more love in the world, so for me, it seems like the relevant thing to do.”

For more information about the COVID-1 9 inoculation, trip the CDC website.

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