Vaccination has started across Canada since the approval of the Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccines. A total of 424,000 doses were delivered to provinces and territories in December, and by the end of January, an additional 1.2 million doses are expected to accelerate the pace and increase the population’s immunity to the coronavirus responsible for Covid-19.
However, since the start of the pandemic, especially since the start of clinical trials of the various vaccines, many people have expressed concerns about their safety and effectiveness.
For those who are hesitant to get the vaccine or wonder why vaccines are considered one of mankind’s greatest achievements, here are 10 good reasons to accept the vaccine.
1. To save your life
Things have changed a lot since the introduction of the first smallpox vaccine in 1796 by the English physician Edward Jenner, considered the father of immunology. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that vaccination currently prevents two to three million deaths each year.
Smallpox, which caused an estimated 300 million deaths in the 20th century, has been completely eradicated thanks to the development of safe and effective vaccines.
Pioneers of immunization: Edward Jenner and the