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The Reality of Covid Vaccines with Morris Area Schools’ Staff

By: Abigail Alcantar

Greetings to whoever is reading this. Have you or any family member gotten your Covid vaccinations yet? If not, here’s a brief report from the staff at Morris Areas Schools who recently received their second Covid Vaccines dose. All this information was gathered from anonymous responses to a Google Form sent to the staff of both buildings at Morris Area Schools.

One of the questions on the Google Form asked how severe the aftermath of getting Covid Vaccinations was. On a scale of 1-5, one meaning not severe at all and five meaning not able to do daily activities, the majority of people selected two. Another question asked what dose (the first or second) caused a better or worse reaction. Over 70 percent of the responses concluded that the second dose of Covid Vaccines caused worse reactions than the first dose.

 Now for the main question, what were the after-effects of receiving the Covid Vaccines, and were daily activities affected by the vaccine? It was fascinating reading through all the responses because exactly 50 percent of the responses said their daily activities were not affected at all. In comparison, the other 50 percent had many different reactions. For many people, the vaccine causes them to feel groggy, and they had to rest a lot more than usual. Other people even had high fevers for over 16 hours! Some people also experienced numbness, grogginess, headaches, and chills. One response described their reaction as lethargic. Overall, the aftermath of receiving the Covid Vaccine is really random. If you do get yours, I hope you stay safe and recover very quickly.

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Abigail Alcantar
Abigail Alcantar, Senior Editor
My name is Abigail, but I'm mostly known as Abi. You'll always find me at school. I love getting involved and trying every activity I can. Along with that I love helping people with whatever I possibly can. I am bilingual (Spanish and English). And I love being involved in our school and community. I am in everything to do with band: Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Jazz I, Jazz II, and Musical Pit. I am also involved in both running sports: Cross Country Running and Track & Field. My Extracurricular activities include: Student Council, School Newspaper, Mock Trial, Theatre, and Spanish Club.
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