Should you get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Yes, the pathogen SARS-CoV-2 is very contagious and the Covid-19 disease can lead to prolonged, severe and fatal courses in all age groups. In addition, some of those who contract the disease are left with physical or psychological sequelae or symptoms. Only if a large proportion of people are vaccinated can we end the pandemic and return to a life of close contact with others.

Natürlich ist eine Impfung ein medizinischer Eingriff, und wie bei allen Eingriffen muss man Nutzen und Schaden abwägen. Grundsätzlich aber gilt: Der Nutzen der Impfung ist hoch, denn sie senkt das Risiko einer Covid-19-Erkrankung um über 60 bis zu 95 Prozent.

The side effects known so far, for example

  • Pain at the injection site,
  • Fatigue,
  • Headache or muscle pain

are low. Very rarely, strong allergic reactions occur; allergy sufferers should inform the vaccinating doctor about allergies. Only a few people will be advised against vaccination for medical reasons.

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