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Covid-19

Some useful information about this diseases and vaccination

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COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus disease, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019 and has since spread to become a global pandemic. COVID-19 can range from mild to severe, and in severe cases, it can be deadly, especially for older adults or those with underlying health conditions.

 

There are several vaccines that have been developed to protect against COVID-19. These vaccines have undergone rigorous testing to ensure their safety and effectiveness. The benefits of getting vaccinated include protecting yourself from getting sick and potentially severe illness, and helping to reduce the spread of the virus in the community, which can help to protect vulnerable individuals and prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

 

There are several important things to know about COVID-19. First, it is primarily spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes, and it can also be spread by touching a surface or object contaminated with the virus and then touching your face. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and others from getting infected, such as washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask, and practicing physical distancing.

It is also important to know that there are many effective treatments available for COVID-19, and that most people who get infected with the virus will recover. However, it is important to seek medical attention if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, as early treatment can help to improve outcomes and prevent complications.

Overall, COVID-19 is a serious and ongoing global health threat, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting vaccinated and following recommended preventive measures can help to reduce the spread of the virus and protect the health of you and your community.

Interested in learning more?

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/video/ask-experts-covid-19-vaccines/benefits-effectiveness.html

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Some information relating to the diseases we can vaccine against

Covid-19

COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can range from mild to severe, especially for older adults or those with underlying health conditions.

Influenza / Flu

Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system and can cause symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, leading to symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea. It's one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases.

Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters. Can occur in people who have previously had chickenpox.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, which causes symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and nausea. Found in certain parts of Africa and South America.

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