is like a personal trainer for your immune system, teaching your body how to recognize and fight back against the actual virus.
the COVID-19 virus has lots of spike proteins that it uses to attach to the cells in your body. Once the virus attaches to your cells, it is more easily able to infect them. So the game plan is to teach your body how to stop the virus from getting to your cells.
on how to make the COVID-19 spikes. When you get the vaccine, your cells read the instructions and start creating these spikes.
the spikes and learns how to protect against them—that way when you encounter the actual virus your body knows what to do.
Side effects from the vaccine are normal, and they normally go away in a few days. These side effects happen because your body is learning how to fight against COVID-19.
Some people are concerned about safety because the vaccine was made so quickly. Here are some of the reasons why that happened:
On October 29, 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech received the Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in 5-11 year-olds and the CDC Director has confirmed its use. This authorization will save lives, protect our children and bring us closer to ending this pandemic.