What You Need To Know About The Covid-19 Vaccines


Vaccines are used to protect against the spread of COVID-19. They contain weakened or inactive parts of a disease that triggers an immune response in the body.


 It is administered in multiple doses, which are given weeks or months apart. This is done to allow for the production of long-lived antibodies and the development of memory cells.

Can I get the Coronavirus after taking the vaccine?

It is important to note that you cannot get COVID-19 by receiving a vaccine. The vaccine will contain proteins or other biological substances to stimulate the immune response, but not the coronavirus itself.

The most effective vaccine will shield someone who’s been administered by lowering the danger of getting COVID-19 if the person encounters the virus. More significant is whether the vaccine prevents serious illness, hospitalisation and death. A widespread vaccination means the coronavirus won’t infect as many people. This will limit expansion through communities and will restrict the virus’s opportunity to continue to mutate into new variants.

The COVID-19 vaccine presents instructions to the body to build resistance and does not alter human cells. Vaccines have reduced the morbidity and mortality of infectious diseases.

By any measure, the research community is not downplaying the current threat posed by the coronavirus to human health. However, there is still a long way to go before the majority of South Africa receives the vaccine and we have the disease under control. A lot of information about the coronavirus is still under development. 

Government is the only entity that is overseeing the procurement and distribution of the vaccine. 

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