The End to COVID-19 Pandemic

Is the end to the COVID-19 pandemic finally in sight with the development of the new vaccine?


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The COVID-19 vaccine

Paxton Crews, staff writer

COVID-19 has been impacting the world for almost a year now. Over the past several months, scientists have been creating a vaccine to prevent and eventually stop the spread of this deadly virus. At the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, a vaccine for COVID-19 was finally released. The vaccine is currently only available to select people such as health care workers, elderly and educators. When available for the general public, said to be later this year, the vaccine is recommended for everyone even if you have already had COVID-19. Many people are concerned about getting COVID from this new vaccine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that you can not get COVID-19 from the vaccine itself but you could develop side effects such as a fever or headache. According to Dr. Vivek Murthy, the CDC expects the vaccine to be available to the general public in late spring. Until then when in public CDC still highly recommends people to continue to wear masks and maintain six feet of social distance from others.