|The Coronavirus Pandemic has been crippling in countless ways to our society. At long last, with the roll-out of vaccines, we are at a stage of working towards bringing things back under control.|
I would advise anyone who has access to the COVID-19 vaccine to proceed with obtaining it when they have the opportunity. There are very rare exceptions to this advice, just as there are some rare exceptions to obtaining the flu vaccine.
At this point in time, while evidence is indeed limited, what we have overwhelmingly demonstrates that obtaining the vaccine is far less dangerous than being infected with the virus. One’s goal in becoming vaccinated is not only personal protection against COVID-19 infection, but also to diminish the risk of being an asymptomatic carrier, and passing along the virus without knowing it.
Once again, in summary, with very rare exception, I advise obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination when eligible.
A detailed outline of Vaccine Eligibility in the state of Massachusetts can be seen at this link:
The current state of Phase 1 is displayed on the attached graphic.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those who have lost loved ones or who are presently struggling amidst the pandemic. For those who have been able to steer clear thus far, please continue to prioritize your health and stay well.