Scientists have not yet figured out how much immunity (protection from an infectious disease) people have after recovering from a natural case of Covid-19, or how long natural protection lasts. Some early studies suggest that natural immunity may fade more quickly in certain people.
While not considered to be at high risk for severe complications from Covid-19, serious cases do occur among younger, healthier people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also warns of the potential long-term health effects of Covid-19 infection, even for those who…
Monoclonal antibody treatments are not the same as vaccines. Monoclonal antibodies are medicines that directly deliver man-made antibodies against a virus to your body to help fight off infection. To treat Covid-19, the FDA has approved two monoclonal antibody treatments for emergency use…
The simple answer is, yes. All vaccines – even those developed in response to a pandemic like Covid-19 – must follow the Food and Drug Administration’s strict scientific and regulatory requirements.
The first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should be administered 21 days apart. The first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine should be administered 28 days apart.
Yes. According to existing clinical trial data, authorized Covid-19 vaccines are shown to be safe and effective at preventing Covid-19 when recipients receive the two specified doses of each vaccine based on the timing used in the trials.
Side effects vary depending on the individual and the vaccine. Many people may have mild side effects.
Adhere To CDC Guidelines If you test positive for Covid-19, the following steps -- outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- will help you care for yourself and protect others: Alert close contacts. Tell anyone you have recently come into contact with that you have…
Vaccines support our immune system’s complex and robust defense mechanisms by preemptively exposing the body to a weakened or dead version of a germ, bacterium, or virus.
Once administered, vaccines don’t harm your body. Instead, they trigger the production of a vital protein known as an antibody.