Now that masks and social distancing are starting to disappear, we are exposing ourselves once again to the common illnesses. In fact, local hospitals are seeing a surge of new viral infections because our immune systems don't remember how to handle these viruses.
Pfizer's full course of the COVID-19 vaccine appears to provide excellent protection against the Delta variant. However, there is concern for those who are unvaccinated as the variant is easily transmissible.
Based on how the vaccines work in the body, experts believe they are unlikely to pose a specific risk for people who are pregnant. However, there is currently limited data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people.
The CDC does not recommend you take over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin to try to prevent side effects, because it’s not known if those could impact how well the vaccine will work.
As TMC worked to fix the glitch, health leaders decided to call law enforcement personnel on a curated list to come to the Tucson Convention Center to receive the vaccine, so the doses would not go to waste.