COVID-19: How the vaccine works

Jun 22, 2021 | News, NZ Covid-19, Vaccines

Why getting vaccinated is important

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the COVID-19 virus. It’s one way we can protect the welfare and wellbeing of our communities from COVID-19.

It is not mandatory for the general public. You can choose whether to get vaccinated.

How the COVID-19 vaccine protects you

COVID-19 can cause serious illness or death in some people. The COVID-19 vaccine stimulates your body’s immune system to produce antibodies and other proteins that will fight the virus if you’re exposed to it.

Read MOH information here

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