Let's Talk About Vaccines

Let’s talk Vaccines

Pfizer released their emergency vaccine to the public, those being first responders last week. Nurses and healthcare officials flood the vaccination centers in their hospitals, how do we know? It’s all over Instagram, with nurses showing their support for the CN-19 vaccine.

Moderna has now released its vaccine with government approval to the public as part of President Trump’s operation warp speed. Both vaccines require 2 doses, Pfizer 21 days apart and Moderna 28 days apart.

Do vaccines work?

Data documenting the number of cases of disease before and after the introduction of a vaccine, however, demonstrate that vaccines are responsible for the largest drops in disease rates. Measles cases numbered anywhere from 300,000 to 800,000 a year in the United States between 1950 and 1963, when a newly licensed measles vaccine went into use. By 1965, U.S. measles cases were beginning a dramatic drop. I

n 1968 about 22,000 cases were reported (a drop of 97.25% from the height of 800,000 cases in just three years); by 1998, the number of cases averaged about 100 per year or less. A similar post-vaccination drop occurred with most diseases for which they are available [1].

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness:


Year Vaccinated Percentage effective
2004 10%
2005 21%
2006 52%
2007 37%
2008 41%
2009 56%
2010 60%
2011 47%
2012 49%
2013 52%
2014 19%
2015 48%
2016 40%
2017 38%
2018 29%
2019 45%
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