In the US, there’s not but a licensed or permitted vaccine to stop coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19). With the opportunity of a restricted provide of a number of COVID-19 vaccines changing into obtainable earlier than the top of 2020, correct vaccine info is vital.
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines is not going to provide you with COVID-19
Not one of the COVID-19 vaccines at the moment in growth in the US use the dwell virus that causes COVID-19. There are a number of various kinds of vaccines in growth. Nevertheless, the aim for every of them is to show our immune programs how one can acknowledge and struggle the virus that causes COVID-19. Generally this course of could cause signs, similar to fever. These signs are regular and are an indication that the physique is constructing immunity. Be taught extra about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
It sometimes takes a couple of weeks for the physique to construct immunity after vaccination. Meaning it’s doable an individual could possibly be contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19 simply earlier than or simply after vaccination and get sick. It is because the vaccine has not had sufficient time to supply safety.
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines is not going to trigger you to check optimistic on COVID-19 viral assessments
Vaccines at the moment in scientific trials in the US gained’t trigger you to check optimistic on viral assessments, that are used to see you probably have a present an infection.
In case your physique develops an immune response, which is the aim of vaccination, there’s a risk you might take a look at optimistic on some antibody assessments. Antibody assessments point out you had a earlier an infection and that you’ll have some stage of safety in opposition to the virus. Consultants are at the moment how COVID-19 vaccination might have an effect on antibody testing outcomes.
FACT: Individuals who have gotten sick with COVID-19 should profit from getting vaccinated
Because of the extreme well being dangers related to COVID-19 and the truth that re-infection with COVID-19 is feasible, folks could also be suggested to get a COVID-19 vaccine even when they’ve been sick with COVID-19 earlier than.
At the moment, specialists have no idea how lengthy somebody is protected against getting sick once more after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity somebody positive aspects from having an an infection, known as pure immunity, varies from individual to individual. Some early proof suggests pure immunity might not final very lengthy.
We gained’t understand how lengthy immunity produced by vaccination lasts till now we have a vaccine and extra information on how nicely it really works.
Each pure immunity and vaccine-induced immunity are essential points of COVID-19 that specialists are attempting to study extra about, and CDC will maintain the general public knowledgeable as new proof turns into obtainable.
FACT: Getting vaccinated will help stop getting sick with COVID-19
Whereas many individuals with COVID-19 have solely a gentle sickness, others might get a extreme sickness or they could even die. There isn’t any approach to understand how COVID-19 will have an effect on you, even if you’re not at elevated threat of extreme issues. When you get sick, you additionally might unfold the illness to associates, household, and others round you while you’re sick. COVID-19 vaccination helps shield you by creating an antibody response with out having to expertise illness. Be taught extra about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
FACT: Receiving an mRNA vaccine is not going to alter your DNA
mRNA stands for messenger ribonucleic acid and might most simply be described as directions for how one can make a protein and even only a piece of a protein. mRNA will not be capable of alter or modify an individual’s genetic make-up (DNA). The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine by no means enter the nucleus of the cell, which is the place our DNA are saved. This implies the mRNA doesn’t have an effect on or work together with our DNA in any method. As an alternative, COVID-19 vaccines that use mRNA work with the physique’s pure defenses to securely develop safety (immunity) to illness. Be taught extra about how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work.