MPTC Vaccination Program: We Got Your Vac
by Kim Santiago
COVID-19 Vaccination is the most important tool to help us get back to normal. COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that cause COVID-19.
The MVP Group has already rolled out “We Got Your Vac”, an MVP Group Vaccine and Immunization Program, with AstraZeneca, Novovax, and Moderna Vaccines to be administered to employees for free. Employees may also opt to order vaccines for their dependents and household members which will be paid through cash or salary deduction. We expect the vaccines to arrive and start with the vaccination by the third quarter of the year. We are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel through these breakthrough vaccines.
We interviewed some MPTC employees who recently had their first vaccine shot and why they decided to get vaccinated. Here are their answers.
Typically, it takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. That means it is still possible that a person could still get COVID-19 before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.
People are only considered fully protected two weeks after their second dose of vaccine. You may experience some side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. These are normal signs that indicate your body is building protection.
Even when we are already fully vaccinated, we still need to follow minimum standard health protocols (wearing face masks and practicing physical distancing) for the rest of our community. We must never get complacent.
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