Within less than 12 months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, several research teams from different countries rose to the challenge and developed vaccines that can protect one from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
As we speak, the biggest vaccination drive in history is underway. According to data collected by Bloomberg, more than 797 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across 154 countries. Roughly, 18 million doses a day. In the US, 190 million doses have already been given. Last week, 3.21 million doses were administered per day. Roughly, 36% of the entire US population has been administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology
*The information was last updated on 12th April 2021
Countries like Israel have fully vaccinated 56% of its population. In comparison, India, which has a global population share of 17.7%, has only fully vaccinated 1% of its population.
Source: Our World In Data
The stark difference in vaccination rates has a lot to do with misinformation or lack of information overall.
We, at WorkInSync, aim to keep you informed about the latest COVID-19 vaccine developments. As one of the leading forces in the return-to-office attempts, we want employers to safeguard their employees by taking the right COVID-19 vaccine precautions.
Types of COVID-19 Vaccine
Source: New York Times
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*Many new COVID-19 vaccines are under trial. These are some of the most popular COVID-19 Vaccines and are being used widely. Please listen to the health officials and follow the instructions provided by them.
Where to Find COVID-19 Vaccine Centers?
If you are looking for the nearest COVID-19 vaccine centers, click on these links. Just enter your locality and your state to find accurate information.
For US: https://www.vaccines.gov/get-vaccinated/where
For India: https://bit.ly/2Rw2UkB
*Keep an eye out on this place to find COVID-19 vaccine centers in more countries.
Vaccine Cards: Keeping a Track
Most COVID-19 vaccines available (with the exception of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine) require 2 doses within 4-8 weeks apart on average. While the first dose for most vaccines starts boosting your immunity, only when you are fully vaccinated, can you start doing more.
It is important to remember that you are still required to wear your masks, maintain social distancing protocols and wash your hands at regular intervals.
For employees returning to office, it is essential to carry a vaccine card or a vaccine passport. The vaccine card will provide information such as the number of doses administered, the date, when is the next dose and so on. This will make it easier for employers to manage the return-to-office process. If an employee is not vaccinated at all, efforts can be made to get them the same.
Safety has no limit. Every small step we take can determine our future. The future of our world. We know that COVID-19 is not going anywhere anytime soon. But by driving magnanimous COVID-19 vaccine efforts, we can reduce the spread; we can save many more lives.
So, let’s do our part. Before you start settling in your office cubicle, make sure you are vaccinated. Find out the nearest COVID-19 vaccine center.
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