For those fearful of the side-effects of the COVID-19 vaccine and planning to rely on natural immunity for protection, we have some data and expert medical advice as to why that’s not be the best option for you!
In the podcast below, The Health Aisle’s Dr. Aliya Kassamali speaks with lung specialist Dr. Alim Hirji. Given his experience in dealing with COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic, Dr. Hirji explains how COVID-19 affects your body (specifically your lungs) differently from the flu, highlights the long-term effects the infection can have on your body, and clarifies why vaccination is a much safer and more effective option at protecting yourself from the virus.
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Meet our experts:
Dr. Alim Hirji is an associate professor in Pulmonary Medicine and Lung Transplantation at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He has a Masters of Epidemiology from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in London, UK and has been closely involved in the care of patients with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Dr. Aliya Kassamali, PharmD, has a Master’s in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, and is the founder of The Health Aisle, an agency which specializes in the creation of unbiased, evidence-based health information. The Health Aisle produces consumer content for health companies that are passionate about educating and empowering their users to make informed health choices.