As of right now, the best vaccine you can get is the one that’s available to you. So far, those are all vaccines via injection that have to be stored at very specific, cold temperatures, but that may not stay the case.
According to New York Post,
“Six to eight new immunizations may be ready for regulatory review by the end of the year — some of which don’t require needles and can be stored at room temperature.”
If you’ve ever had the flu “shot” with the nasal spray, this wouldn’t be a totally new thing to you. The vaccine could become oral, nasal, or even a skin patch. And the temperature thing could help waste less vaccines in the future.
Until that happens, we got the needles and Twitter users haven’t been super bothered by them.
I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today! I have a bit of a needle phobia, but it was super fast and painless. I’m very excited! 😊
— ellen (@felonyelleny) March 11, 2021
Got first covid vaccine stabby today! A+ to the nurse and the needle manufacturer, barely felt it.
I must note that 'AstraZeneca' sounds like a deep space exploration company or orbital shipyard or something. I'm okay with this.
— Doran Eirok 🏳️🌈🌻🐾 (@Doran_Eirok) March 12, 2021
To put anyone's mind at rest who might be needle phobic. The covid vaccine was the least painful vaccine I've ever had. I couldnt actually feel a thing, and convinced I didnt get it! Getting it done with my eldest and feeling proud. #AstraZeneca
— GeorgiaGoggleboxWobblebottom (@McCormicksGogg1) March 10, 2021