What you need to know about COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccination against COVID-19 is vital to stopping the spread of the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested and approved by local and international regulatory bodies and are critical to reducing illness, hospitalization and death associated with COVID-19.

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What is a vaccine?

A vaccine is a type of medicine that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from the disease.

How do vaccines work?

Vaccines work with your body’s natural defense to build protection. When vaccinated, your immune system is able to:

  • Recognize the invading germ ( e.g. virus or bacteria).
  • Produce antibodies that fight and destroy the germ before you become unwell.
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Are Vaccines Safe?

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NEWS AND ADVISORIES

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Myths and Facts

FACT: YOU CANNOT get COVID-19 from the vaccine because it does not contain the live virus.

FACT: The vaccine is proven safe and effective. It has gone through the same rigorous processes as every other vaccine, meeting all safety standards.

FACT: No vaccine suspected of impacting a person’s ability to conceive, has ever been or will ever be approved.

FACT: Mask wearing, handwashing and physical distancing remain necessary until a sufficient number of persons are vaccinated.

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