Injecting heroin carries serious health risks and can be lethal. Vaccines have been repeatedly tested and monitored, and are entirely safe.
COVID-19 vaccines have been repeatedly proven to be safe and effective and are the most effective way of stopping the spread of the virus. Heroin, a highly lethal, addictive drug derived from opium, can cause a number of severe health problems and can be lethal. Injecting the drug can be particularly dangerous.
Public Health England noted that 46 percent of drug-related deaths are due to heroin. The U.S. national library of medicine states that heroin may lead to heart failure. Many addicts will share needles, which can lead to several diseases and long-term health problems. The CDC noted that most people who develop Hepatitis C do so due to sharing needles.
Long-term use of opioids leads to severe breathing problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other lung conditions, and affects the body's immune system.
As WHO states, COVID-19 vaccines go through a rigorous, multi-stage testing process, including extensive clinical trials that involve tens of thousands of people. Vaccines can help protect and against developing severe cases of COVID-19. Around one in ten people may experience mild side effects after the vaccine, which are signs that the body is building protection.
Different types of vaccines work in different ways, but with all kinds of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of "memory" T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes that means that the body can remember how to fight off the virus.
While heroin is extremely harmful to one's health overall, COVID-19 vaccines are designed to boost the body's immune defenses against COVID-19. Alongside this, drug users are at high risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, as drug use can weaken the human body's immune system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.