The development of the COVID-19 vaccines is being carefully monitored and developed. Only vaccines that significantly reduce your likelihood of getting COVID-19 are approved.
There is no way to know how COVID-19 may affect you, and it can have serious and life-threatening complications. You can also spread the disease to others around you.
The clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccines show they are safe and effective ways to build immunity through an antibody response, without having to experience the sickness.
“Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect you by creating an antibody response in your body without having to get sick with COVID-19,” explained Nadia Kousar, Medical Director of Infectious Disease for the Eastern Region of Rochester Regional Health.
“The vaccine might protect you from getting COVID-19 or becoming seriously ill and developing serious complications if you do get it.”
COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, even with social distancing, mask wearing and other community health initiatives. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
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