Vaccines, a Good Idea for your Mental Health

BY: Laura Pinzón | Neighbors’ Consejo|

Different vaccines were developed to mitigate the chances of getting the Covid-19 virus. Currently in the US[1] , fully vaccinated people between the ages of 18 and 24 correspond to 55.6% of the total for the age group; from 50 to 64, 75.6%; and over 75, 82.5%. Many people are afraid or have some kind of mental health problem in the face of a vaccination, however, many have reaped benefits to their mental health after being vaccinated.

According to the study “COVID-19 vaccines and mental distress”[2] , made by The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), of 8000 adults consulted between March 2020 and March 2021, where more than 157,000 behaviors were observed about their moods, it was determined that a 15% decrease in severe depression and a 4% decrease in mild depression occurred.

As stated Cecily Havert, MD, a physician at Northern Virginia Family Care Practice: ““The vaccine represented control over an incredibly upsetting and even traumatic experience in the lives of Americans, and the rest of the world”. Therefore, among the benefits that have been[3]  obtained, for example: people who got vaccinated reported reduced anxiety and depression compared to people who were not vaccinated. Experts say getting vaccinated offers a sense of control over a traumatic experience.

References

[1]https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-tracker

[2]https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0256406

[3]https://www.verywellhealth.com/covid-vaccine-mental-health-5202616#citation-1

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