What The COVID Vaccine Does To Your Body
There are many types of vaccines under development for COVID-19. The common aim is to cause an immune response that is specific to the COVID-19 coronavirus without making us sick.
Most COVID-19 vaccines use the coronavirus ‘spike’ protein to cause this immune response. Our immune system recognises this spike protein as foreign and produces long-lasting immune cells and antibodies.
If a vaccinated person is exposed to the coronavirus at a later time, their immune system will respond faster and more effectively.
Here are some of the common types, and how they work.