Title

No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Publication Date

2021-04-19

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Virus Diseases

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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Copyright © 2010–2021, The Conversation US, Inc.

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Conversation

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