Co Virus ID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Many parents are asking if they should get the COVID-19 vaccine against meningitis and flu. The vaccine is marketed as a booster for mothers of babies in their first months of pregnancy. The vaccine has shown to be effective in preventing illnesses such as meningitis and flu in young children.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to death in some cases, so pregnant women must get vaccinated against meningitis. There have been some studies that indicate that there may be a link between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the risk of meningitis in children. That is the subject of another article.
So, what’s the verdict? There is no real need to get vaccinated. The CDC has recommended that women who want to breastfeed should wait until delivery to receive the vaccine. They warn that there may be some harm associated with this timing, but they don’t know how or why.
Men will get the CO-VID-19 vaccine if they have sex with someone whose previous vaccinations against meningitis or flu have failed. If they have sex with someone who has received the vaccine, the risks of getting the vaccine itself will increase. But then again, even if the risk does increase, the vaccination itself will not cause harm. There is a very low risk of any side effects in children or adults. And yet, some parents are still asking if they should get the vaccine.
Some women wonder about the possibility …