Who should be immunized?
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated before the start of each flu season, with very few exceptions. Some people are more likely to get health problems from the flu, such as the elderly, pregnant women, infants, and people with medical conditions like asthma or diabetes.
Why is getting immunized important?
Vaccines can lower your chance of getting certain diseases. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help you safely develop immunity to disease. This lowers your chances of getting certain diseases and suffering from their complications. For instance: Hepatitis B vaccine lowers your risk of liver cancer.
Who will benefit from vaccination?
Most vaccines not only benefit the individual who receives the vaccine but the entire population through a phenomenon called herd immunity. Herd immunity occurs when a significant proportion of individuals within a population are protected against a disease through immunisation.
Can I get the Covid vaccine if I had Covid?
Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 because: Research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 again after you recover from COVID-19. Vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19.
Should I vaccinate my child?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older. Johns Hopkins Medicine encourages all families to have eligible children vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Why should I have the Covid vaccine?
Research has shown the vaccines help: reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. protect against COVID-19 variants.
Why should I get the Covid vaccine?
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer, more reliable way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by creating an antibody response without you having to experience sickness, potentially including severe illness.
How long does immunity last after Covid vaccine?
The most recent research from the CDC suggests that protection from the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines starts to fade around 4 months after a booster dose. Protection against COVID-19 hospital stays drops from 91% soon after receiving a booster dose to 78% at the 4-month mark.