COVID-19 vaccination – Radio – How vaccines work (Karen)


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COVID-19 vaccines teach your body to recognise and fight the COVID-19 virus.

They do not contain COVID-19 and you cannot get COVID-19 from having the vaccines. The vaccine does not change or remove anything from your body.

Mild side effects, like headaches or muscle pain, mean the vaccine is working.

COVID-19 vaccines help prevent serious sickness and death.

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Date published: 
31 March 2021
General public