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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate; that is the question! (New insights on COVID-19 Vaccination)

Author(s):

Sarah El-Nakeep*  

Abstract:


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

Methodology: Searching the literature till November 2020 in the PubMed database.

Results: Pathophysiology behind the COVID-19 vaccination obstacles is discussed in detail with future hopes. Influenza vaccination during the debate of the pandemic is also discussed with the most recent guidelines.

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

Keywords:

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

Affiliation:

Ain Shams University Internal Medicine



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