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A 25-year-old female asked:

will covid 19 end forever in 2021 with the vaccines and what are the side effects of the corona virus vaccine?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
COVID vaccination: The data available so far indicate the three vaccines to be available soonest are very safe. Serious side effects have been rare; the vaccines are far less dangerous than COVID-19 itself and everybody should be vaccinated. If enough people in any country are vaccinated, over time the virus and illness will be reduced to low numbers. It's not yet known if it can be eliminated entirely.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19.: Agree with Dr. Handsfield. Unfortunately, we can't predict if COVID 19 will be eradicated in 2021. It may be like the Swine Flu virus which still around but which is now addressed through flu shots. It will take a significant period to time to vaccinate enough of the population to get herd immunity. Would need to check each vaccine for reports of possible side effects.

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