Vaccines aren’t just good for you. They are good for your community too!

All the vaccines authorized in Canada are really good at stopping COVID-19 from being deadly. We can see from countries that are further along in their rollouts (e.g. the US, the UK, and Israel) that vaccines work. When a big chunk of people get vaccinated, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all plummet.

A recent study from Israel shows that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were 97.5% effective at preventing COVID-19 hospitalization. But they’re also more than 90% effective at stopping people developing mild symptoms or carrying the virus without symptoms. You can read the study at tinyurl.com/SUFEffectiveness

So when you get a vaccine, you’re taking yourself out of the virus’s path. But you’re also giving the virus one less person to replicate within. This protects your community.

Who are you getting vaccinated for? Let us know in the comments.