Vaccines

Get general information on vaccines and how the COVID-19 vaccine will work to protect those who get the vaccine and the people around them.

Benefits of Vaccines

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Benefits of Vaccines

Most people understand that vaccines can help protect against infectious diseases, but the benefits don’t stop there. In addition to helping to protect an individual, vaccines can also save families time and money, protect communities, and even future generations.

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How Vaccines Work

Vaccine Viles Vaccines help our body's immune system fight infections faster and more effectively, protecting us from serious diseases
Vaccine Viles The vaccine triggers a response from our immune system that helps our body fight off and remember the germ so it can attack it again if it comes back.
Vaccine Viles It also helps provide long-lasting immunity.

Resources

Fact Sheet
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  • Length03:28
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  • Duración05:30
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Website
  • PublisherAsian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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  • PublisherU.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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Fact Sheet
  • PublisherFederal Trade Commission (FTC)
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  • File Size612KB
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Fact Sheet
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Infografía
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Infographic
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Infografía
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Infografía
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Infographic
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Hoja informativa
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Fact Sheet
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Fact Sheet
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  • File Size184KB
Video
  • PublisherNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
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  • Length1:42
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  • EditorNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
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  • Duración2:37
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NIH news release announcing the trial.

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Infografía
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Infografía
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Video
  • PublisherNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
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  • Duración1:27

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Face coverings, physical distancing, quarantining of those exposed to COVID-19, and isolating those infected can help stop the spread. But we need a safe and effective vaccine to conquer COVID-19. Learn how enrolling in a clinical trial can help: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Face coverings, physical distancing, quarantining of those exposed to #COVID19, and isolating those infected can help stop the spread. But a safe & effective vaccine is needed to #ConquerCOVID19. Learn how enrolling in a clinical trial can help: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

When you get a vaccine, your body’s immune system is primed to recognize and attack a specific pathogen if it tries to invade the body. And since vaccines are made of very small amounts of weakened or inactivated germs or only a component of the germ, they won’t give you the disease. NIH-funded scientists are working hard to find a COVID-19 vaccine that is safe and effective. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Vaccines don’t just protect you — they also protect the people around you. When enough people get vaccinated against a certain disease, germs can’t travel as efficiently — and the entire community, including vulnerable populations and those who cannot get vaccinated, is less likely to get sick. That’s why NIH-funded scientists are working so hard to find a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb​​​​​​​

#DYK that when you get vaccinated, you’re protecting yourself, your family, & your community? That’s why NIH-funded scientists are working hard to find a #COVID19 vaccine to help #stopthespread. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

When you get a vaccine, your body’s immune system is primed to recognize and attack a specific pathogen if it tries to invade the body. And since #vaccines are made of very small amounts of weak or inactive germs, they won’t make you sick. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Have questions about the safety of future vaccines for #COVID19? Watch @TiffanyHaddish discuss vaccine skepticism and more with #NIH @NIAIDNews Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZXfgT_IRg&feature=youtu.be

Cubrirse el rostro, distanciarse físicamente, poner en cuarentena a las personas expuestas al COVID-19 y aislar a las personas infectadas puede ayudar a detener la propagación. Pero necesitamos una vacuna segura y eficaz para vencer al COVID-19. Descubra cómo su participación en un estudio clínico puede ayudar: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Cubrirse el rostro, distanciarse físicamente, poner en cuarentena a las personas expuestas a #COVID19 y aislar a las personas infectadas puede ayudar a detener la propagación. Pero se necesita una vacuna segura y eficaz para combatir el COVID19 https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Cuando recibe una vacuna, el sistema inmunológico de su cuerpo está preparado para reconocer y atacar a un germen infeccioso específico si intenta invadir el cuerpo. Dado que las vacunas están hechas de cantidades muy pequeñas de gérmenes debilitados o inactivados, o solo de un componente del germen, no le transmitirán la enfermedad. Los científicos financiados por los NIH están trabajando arduamente para encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 que sea segura y efectiva. Más información: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Al recibir una vacuna, el sistema inmunológico de su cuerpo está preparado para atacar a un germen infeccioso específico si intenta invadir el cuerpo. Ya que las vacunas están hechas de cantidades muy pequeñas de gérmenes débiles/inactivos, no se enfermerá https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

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