COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines
When a virus replicates itself, sometimes, it causes a few alterations to the way the virus functions. All viruses — including SARS-CoV-2 — evolve over time. These changes are referred to as “mutations,” while viruses that have mutated are called “variants.”
WHAT CAUSES A VIRUES TO CHANGE TO A NEW VARIANT?
The likelihood of a virus mutating increases when it’s given a chance to spread and cause more infections in a population. The more opportunities it gets to spread and replicated itself, the more chances it has to mutate.
HOW WILL NEW COVID-19 VARIANTS AFFECT COVID VACCINES?
According to the WHO, COVID-19 vaccines that are currently in development or have been approved are expected to provide at least some protection against new virus variants because these vaccines elicit a broad immune response involving a range of antibodies and cells.
In other words, mutations in the virus should not make vaccines completely ineffective.
SHOULD YOU STILL GET VACCINATED?
The best way to protect yourself and others, and to lessen the likelihood for SARS-CoV-2 to undergo any more changes is to get vaccinated. We at Gena Care Pharmacy understand your apprehension, and as a professional provider of Pharmacy services in Brooklyn, New York, we stand by the WHO and CDC’s guidance and encourage everyone to get vaccinated when possible.
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