So far, more than two-thirds of the adult population in the UK has had two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination. Effective vaccination is the most important part of ending the coronavirus pandemic.
The Vaccine Prevents Seriously Illness
The COVID-19 virus can cause people to become seriously ill, resulting in hospitalisation and, unfortunately, death for many. It can also lead to ongoing health problems for weeks or months after infection. The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill.
The Vaccine is Allowing a Return to Some Sense of Normalcy
Now that such a large proportion of the UK adult population have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination and are as protected as they possibly can be, the government has relaxed many of the previous restrictions. For most of the UK population, this return to some sense of normalcy is a welcome relief.
The Vaccine is Allowing Travel
Fully vaccinated UK residents are now allowed to travel from the UK to several countries and return without the need for quarantine or self-isolation. This reduction in travel restrictions is a massive relief for many who have been unable to visit friends and family abroad or are just in need of a long-awaited holiday!
The Vaccine Protects the Vulnerable
For those particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, becoming vaccinated is the easiest and most effective way to prevent serious illness from the virus. Even if you don’t have health concerns that make you particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, those around you might, and the best way to protect them is to become vaccinated yourself. So even if you’re not particularly bothered about getting the vaccine yourself, it is necessary to do so to protect the elderly and vulnerable around you.
The COVID-19 vaccine has several essential and worthwhile benefits; however, it is important to remember that it’s not an immediate fix for ending the pandemic. It is critical to continue taking precautions to protect yourself and those around you. These precautions include regular and thorough handwashing for 20 seconds, continuing to social distance when out and about, using hand sanitiser when you’re unable to wash your hands, and sticking to any government restrictions put in place as these may continue to change over the coming months.
If we all continue to do our part, including getting vaccinated, we’ll help the UK continue the journey towards living normal lives once again.