In our country, in the COVID-19 vaccine application, people are offered the chance to choose a vaccine. While making this choice, many people naturally examine which of the vaccines is more effective and possible side effects. So, which of the vaccines applied in Turkey is more effective? What are the side effects of vaccines? Is there any truth to some of the claims made from time to time about vaccines? We’ve gathered all the details for you.
The last 1.5 years of our lives have passed with quite a shocking experience. As a whole humanity, we have experienced a great pandemic where borders do not have a protective effect. Moreover, we are still alive. Our greatest beacon of hope since the beginning of the pandemic. Vaccine also showed up last fall and has now become one of the biggest agendas in the world.
Currently, there are many different vaccines administered around the world. Of these Sinovac ve BioNTechIt is also used in our country. Both of these vaccines are approved by the World Health Organization. emergency use approval and people in our country can choose between vaccines when it is their turn to be vaccinated. Another vaccine approved in our country is Sputnik V vaccine has not yet been implemented. At this point, the current amount of vaccines in our country is important, but everyone has the right to get the vaccine they want. So which one is better to choose, which vaccine has a higher efficacy rate? Let’s take a look together.
First, let’s find out what the efficiency ratio is;
There are two concepts used for vaccines that can create confusion as they are very similar to each other; effectiveness (efficacy) ve activity (effectiveness) rate. The efficacy rate is the rate at which vaccines can prevent transmission, as determined during clinical trials. The efficacy rate is the rate that occurs after the vaccines are administered to what extent it prevents disease and death stands for real-life data.
Vaccines also have a failure rate:
The vaccine failure rate exists for all vaccines and does not necessarily mean that a vaccine is ineffective or unsuccessful. vaccine failure rate, of the disease and symptoms that occur despite being vaccinated represents the ratio. This situation can be directly related to the vaccine, or it can be related to the immunity of the people who are applied to the vaccine. A vaccine with a 90% efficacy rate has a 10% failure rate.
What are the efficacy rates of vaccines administered in Turkey?
The efficacy rate for the Sinovac vaccine is based on a large real-life study result that came out recently. %94 declared as. The initial efficacy rate of the vaccine announced after clinical trials was quite low and was released by Sinovac last January. %50.38 was disclosed.
The real-life research results for BioNTech are the efficacy rate of the vaccine. %94 shows that. The effectiveness rate of BioNTech is after the first clinical studies. %95 was disclosed.
The real-life effectiveness rate of the Sputnik V vaccine is %97 declared as. According to the data obtained after the first clinical trials, the effectiveness of the vaccine shows slight changes in many different studies. %91.7 was.
Rates are variable, vaccines are protective in all conditions:
First of all, it should be noted that in studies conducted on different subject groups, The efficacy and effectiveness rates of vaccines can always vary. Moreover, no vaccines 100% effectiveness not expected, something like this is not just for the coronavirus; It is not possible for any vaccine.
The aim of the vaccine application is that people experience mild symptoms even if they get the disease, reduced hospitalization rates and reduced death rates. For both vaccines administered in our country, different studies mention a 100% reduction in mortality rates, an average 90% reduction in symptoms and hospitalization rates. This rate is very important to change the course of the epidemic.
No general and severe side effects have been observed with any vaccine so far:
Vaccine applications have been going on for months for both BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines in different age groups in different countries. For both vaccines No general and severe adverse events reported so far.. Mild side effects, on the other hand, are common symptoms in all vaccines, and when we consider their protection, they should not change the perception of vaccines as they do not give serious results and can be in any vaccine. You can think of it as if the vaccine you received when you have a fever makes your butt hurt for a while and makes you tired and sleepy.
Regarding the general side effects of all vaccines, the information on the official COVID-19 Vaccine Information Platform site of the Ministry of Health here access by clicking.
As a result, which vaccine should be chosen, do we need to say ‘no’?
Real scientists and doctors all over the world, except conspiracy theorists. begging them to be vaccinated. While we complain about when our lives will return to normal and complain that the epidemic has ruined everything, we push the vaccines, which are the most reliable solution, the back of our hands and ‘not me, i don’t trustIt doesn’t make much sense to say.
Saying ‘I don’t trust’ a vaccine without being scientifically equipped, scientific research results from around the world.means ‘meaningless’ to the words of thousands of scientists; this is not very wise, which you will appreciate.
General recommendation, everyone have the first vaccine available and to continue on the road without abandoning the precaution until the rate of the population who is vaccinated increases. In this way, we will be one step closer to getting rid of the epidemic, precisely for this reason. disregarding the anti-vaccine attitude We need to rely on data from scientists.