The benefits of vaccinating against COVID-19

The benefits of vaccinating against COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to say that wearing masks and social distancing help reduce the chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines are needed to protect the body against exposure to the coronavirus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) not only advises that vaccines save millions of lives each year but also reduce transmissions.

Vaccines work by training and preparing the body’s natural defences — the immune system — to recognize and fight off the viruses they target.

One of the most frequent asked questions is can a COVID-19 vaccine make you sick with COVID-19? The simple answer is no, as none of the COVID-19 vaccines contains the live virus.

At the outset, I believe it is important to state that COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection. If you get sick you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. Clinical trials of ALL vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use, including COVID-19 vaccines.