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Here’s how COVID-19 vaccines work

Here’s how COVID-19 vaccines work

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s a quick breakdown of how they work.

  • Vaccines work by stimulating your immune system to produce antibodies, in the same way, it would if you were exposed to the disease. 
  • You develop immunity to the disease you are vaccinated against, without having to get the disease first.
  • COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. This is completely normal and are in fact signs that your body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. 
  • Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection. But with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.

To help stop the spread of harmful viruses, it’s important to practice good hygiene – washing hands with soap and using a 70% alcohol aerosol hand sanitizer, like OmniProtect Sanitizer Spray. 

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