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by Rose Maramba

In Spain, the COVID-19 vaccine is enormously popular. Some 80% of the population have faith in it and are happy to join long queues to get their shot.

In comparison, 69% of the United States population intends to get a vaccine — or already has — according to the survey by the Pew Research Center conducted between 16 and 21 February 2021. That’s a significant rise from last November’s numbers when 60% said they planned to get vaccinated.

Minister of Health Carolina Darias

The Spanish Government is feeling particularly satisfied these days. The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has announced with some measure of satisfaction that there are now more Covid-immunized Spaniards than the reported cases of coronavirus-infection since the pandemic broke out.

Darias says this “hito (milestone)” has been reached thanks to the joint effort of the European Union, and the Autonomous Communities and the Central Government of Spain.

The Minister of Health has pointed out that Spain is one of the countries in Europe that uses its best endeavors (“mejor empeño”) in the vaccination against the coronavirus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the HHS/NIH COVID-19 Vaccine Kick-Off event at NIH on 12/22/20.

What happens when you get vaccinated?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says:

  • “You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal.
  • “It typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • “People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

To repeat: CDC says “it typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.”

The CDC states emphatically: “After you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. But we’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places or when you are with unvaccinated people from more than one household.”


Content source of Covid-19 vaccination: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, a Division of the CDC. Source last updated Mar. 9, 2021. (Bold type supplied.)
Disclaimer: The publication of this valuable CDC information in no way suggests CDC’s endorsement of the Guidepost.


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