Vaccines are designed to prevent disease. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best hope for reducing transmission of the corona virus. However, perhaps there are still many ordinary people who still question the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, how it works, or maybe the side effects that can occur.
COVID-19 infection can cause severe medical complications and cause death in some people. There is no way to know how this corona virus affects the condition of a person’s body. If one person is infected with COVID-19, it will be easy for him to pass the virus on to family, friends, and other people around him. So, how can the COVID-19 vaccine work?
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine can protect the body by creating an antibody response in the body without having to get sick because of the corona virus. The COVID-19 vaccine is able to prevent a person from contracting the corona virus. Or, if you catch COVID-19, vaccines can prevent your body from becoming seriously ill or the potential for serious complications.
By getting a vaccine, you will also help protect the people around you from the corona virus. Especially people who are at high risk of developing severe disease due to COVID-19. For that, know the following facts about the COVID-19 vaccine:
The COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Make A Person Catch Covid-19
The COVID-19 vaccine currently being developed does not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
There are several types of vaccines being developed. All of them contain substances that can boost the immune system that makes the body recognize and fight the viruses that cause the coronavirus. Sometimes, this process produces symptoms such as low-grade fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine, Does Someone Test Positive for COVID-19 on a Virus Test?
The answer is, no. Neither the recently approved and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials cannot cause you to get a positive test for the virus, when looking to see if someone is infected.
If the body manages to create a specific immune response against the corona virus, it is possible that you will get positive results on several antibody tests. Antibody tests show that you have had a previous infection and that your body has a certain level of protection against the virus. However, experts are still monitoring how COVID-19 vaccination can affect antibody test results.
People who have been infected and recovered from COVID-19 need to be vaccinated
This is due to the health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is very likely. The vaccine must be given to someone who has been infected with COVID-19.
At this time, experts do not know how long someone will be protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity a person gets from infection (natural immunity) varies from person to person.
Some preliminary evidence suggests natural immunity may not last long. However, this is still being studied further. In the meantime, vaccine priorities will be focused on those who have not been infected first.
Vaccines Protect the Body from COVID-19 Infection
The COVID-19 vaccination works by shaping the immune system on how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and protect the body from COVID-19 infection.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Change A Person’s DNA
The COVID-19 vaccine does not alter or interact with DNA in any way. The Messenger RNA vaccine or mRNA vaccine is the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the United States. This vaccine contains a portion of the protein in the virus that triggers an immune response in the body. Please note, the mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccine never enters the cell nucleus, where DNA is stored. This means that mRNA cannot influence or interact with DNA in any way.
At the end of the vaccination process, the body learns how to protect itself from future infections. It is the immune response and the production of antibodies that protect the body from infection if the real virus enters the body.