Apr 12, 2021
Jan 05, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, LIG Global's CEO, Dr. Claudine Sylvester, has continued to work with her patients and others in need. With the new COVID vaccine being rolled out to front line workers worldwide, Dr. Sylvester shares her thoughts and personal experience with receiving the vaccine.
With winter upon us, and rising COVID cases worldwide, the vaccines are a boost to our front-line workers. The following weeks and months will be filled with uncertainty as the vaccines continue to reach all of our healthcare and front-line workers. While it may take months for the vaccine to become available to the general public, we can be sure in the knowledge that it is on the way and that it is safe.
Read below as Dr. Sylvester discusses her personal experience receiving the vaccine, notable side effects, and assures us that we do not need to worry about the safety of the vaccine itself.
"From a receiver standpoint, I felt very safe getting the vaccine. It was essentially painless and you register with v-safe right afterwards. I have not had any side effects thus far, but from message boards some people report soreness similar to a tetanus shot or mild headache.
Most of the notable side effects would come from the second vaccine that is given 3 to 4 weeks later depending upon the type of a vaccine people are getting. I got the Pfizer one today so my second shot will be in three weeks.
I know some people are concerned. It’s important for people to know that the mRNA vaccine will not change a person’s DNA. It never enters the nucleus of the cell. When I was asked if I was afraid of the vaccine, my reply was I am much more afraid of COVID-19 that I am of the vaccine.
I believe this is a very important positive step towards our world’s recovery road back from this pandemic. "
At LIG Global Foundation, we do believe that the COVID vaccine is going to be incredibly useful in helping the world reach its “new normal”. As healthcare providers, we see this as an opportunity to care for patients with less anxiety and worry of falling ill with COVID. In addition to these benefits, as the COVID vaccine becomes more widely available we are getting closer and closer to being able to conduct medical missions like we have done since the inception of LIG Global Foundation.