Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Information for the Kimberley
Pfizer needle is available in the Kimberley for people aged 16-59. This vaccine will not only protect us as individuals, but will also protect our families, our communities and our region.
What’s in it?
Well, there are only 4 things – mRNA, fats, sugar and salts.
mRNA - this is what makes your body ready to fight off COVID-19 if someone with COVID comes near you. mRNA is NOT DNA and so it wont affect your DNA
fats – this helps mRNA move into our cells
salts – works as a natural preservative
sugar – helps these ingredients stay in shape during freezing
There are less fats, salts and sugars than you would see in a breadcrumb. These 4 ingredients only stay in your body for a few days and then disappear – so we trust this vaccine is safe in the long term!
This vaccine does not have
Preservatives (other than salt)
How do we know it’s safe?
Millions of people around the world have had this vaccine and scientists have been monitoring them really closely. Nobody has had any serious long-lasting reaction from Pfizer vaccine. Nobody has had blood clots. Nobody has died from having the Pfizer vaccine.
How good is it?
This vaccine is excellent at stopping people from getting very sick with COVID, needing to go to hospital and even dying from COVID. This vaccine is 95% effective in stopping people from getting very sick with COVID-19. It can also reduce the spread of COVID within families, communities and country.
What to expect after getting the needle?
Some people get a sore arm, a headache or feel tired after getting the needle. But this only last 1 or 2 days! If you get any of these symptoms, it means your body is responding well to the vaccine and is getting ready to fight COVID off!
Why should we have it?
This vaccine will not only protect us as individuals, but will also protect our families, our communities and our region. SO that we can go about our business without having the fear of catching COVID, needing to go to hospital or even dying.