'Vaccines work': Physician shows how COVID-19 shots offer protection

Published July 25, 2021, 11:23 AM

by Gabriela Baron

In a now-viral post, a physician shared from her experience how different coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines offer the same protection.

(Photo from Dr. Anne Gabriel-Chan)

To encourage the public to get vaccinated, Dr. Anne Gabriel-Chan of the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center shared some photos of the chest X-ray of four patients who were infected with COVID-19.

Three of those had mild to asymptomatic cases because they were already fully vaccinated.

While one patient, who was unvaccinated at that time, experienced shortness of breath and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

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“This patient came in gasping for air. He had severe COVID, meaning he had very high oxygen requirement, needs to be admitted in an ICU set up and requires invasive procedure such as Hemoperfusion,” Gabriel-Chan wrote on Facebook.

She reminded the public to get whatever vaccine is available to be protected against severe COVID-19 and hospitalization.

“Yes you can still get COVID-19 even if you’re fully vaccinated but most are mild. You will be more protected and reduce the possibility of becoming severe/placed in an ICU. #vaccineswork,” Gabriel-Chan said.

The physician stressed that no vaccine is “superior to the other.”

“Remember that these patients had different vaccine platforms and brands but all of them had mild to almost no symptoms at all,” she added.

“All of them have served its purpose — prevent severe infection. So instead of team Pfizer vs. team Sinovac — let our mindset be: whether vaccinated or not! So whichever will be available on your vaccination day, [please] get protected before another surge comes up! Delta variant or not, this is still one of the most effective protection we can have!”