No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Virus Diseases
It's normal for different people to mount stronger or weaker immune responses to a vaccine, but post-shot side effects won't tell you which you are.
Robert Finberg is a physician who specializes in infectious diseases and immunology at the Medical School at the University of Massachusetts. He explains how this perception doesn’t match the reality of how vaccines work.
Vaccination, Vaccines, Immune system, Side effects, Coronavirus, Adaptive immune response, Innate immune response, Cytokines, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, Moderna vaccine, Vaccine side effects, COVID-19 vaccine risks, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Finberg R. 19 April 2021. No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/no-vaccine-side-effects-dont-tell-you-how-well-your-immune-system-will-protect-you-from-covid-19-158728
Finberg RW. (2021). No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19. COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/covid19/222