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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate; That is the Question! (New Insights into COVID-19 Vaccination)


Sarah El-Nakeep*   Pages 1 - 5 ( 5 )


Aim: This mini-review of literature aimed to discuss the obstacles and benefits of vaccination in the era of the current pandemic, either the COVID-19 vaccines, which are on their way to be released, or the influenza vaccines, regarding which much debate is ongoing concerning their effectiveness for ameliorating the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methodology: A literature search was done till November 2020 in the PubMed database.

Results: Pathophysiology behind the COVID-19 vaccination, the related obstacles and future perspectives are discussed in detail. Discussion on influenza vaccination during the pandemic, along with the most recent guidelines, is also presented.

Conclusion: During the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza vaccination is mandatory for all individuals, provided that there are no contraindications. Three SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are being released till the time being, while FDA approval for monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of at-risk outpatients to lower hospitalization rates is ongoing.


COVID-19, Influenza vaccine, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 vaccine, monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19, pandemic.


Ain Shams University Internal Medicine

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