Protect Your Community – Get Fully Vaccinated
The COVID 19 virus has affected so many facets of our lives. Fortunately, with the success of the vaccine rollout, we’ve all begun to enjoy more freedom and a return to normalcy. But the fight isn’t over. Some community members have yet to make an appointment or receive any of their two COVID 19 vaccination doses. B’nai Brith Canada and your synagogue have produced this important message regarding COVID 19 and the available vaccines.
“Our members must do their part and receive the COVID 19 vaccination. Not only for your own well-being, but to protect others in the community. Please, book your two doses today.”
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Q&A with Dr. Michael Kalin
Dr. Kalin is a family physician in Cote Saint-Luc and the Director of the COVID19 Evaluation Clinic for CIUSSS Centre-West Montreal.
How did the vaccines achieve rapid approval?
Rapid vaccine development was achieved as a result of unprecedented global cooperation, governmental and private support. These factors greatly accelerated the timeline for the development of vaccines through large clinical trials, thorough review and regulation, and mass distribution. Israel’s rapid roll-out of vaccines served as real-life evidence that the Covid vaccine can prevent severe Covid 19.
Does the vaccine alter your DNA?
The new technology mRNA vaccines do not alter your DNA. They instruct our cells to make a (spike) protein that will trigger an immune response.
Are the vaccines safe?
The vaccines are extremely safe, and of course, much less dangerous than contracting COVID 19. Of those who recover from COVID 19, 1 in 5 reports mental health effects like depression, while 1 in 10 suffers from persistent “long Covid” symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, and “brain fog.”