Individuals who have already been exposed to COVID-19 potentially benefit from the vaccine since it improves their pre-existing resistance.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claimed in an August report that research found COVID-19 vaccinations provide stronger protection than natural immunity obtained from past illness, which wears off over time.
Furthermore, natural immunity varies from person to person, and even individuals who have already been exposed to COVID-19 can benefit from the vaccination since it enhances existing protection, according to the AP fact-checkers.
Experts trust vaccination’s efficacy
According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccinations give better and longer-lasting protection than natural immunity.
Experts, however, warn that getting COVID-19 does not ensure antibodies while the vaccinations have the ability to protect against major illnesses and mortality.
Persons who have been sick and have been vaccinated have an increase in virus-fighting immune cells, according to CDC research.
As per the experts, COVID-19 is now widely believed to cause illnesses that can have long-term consequences.
Warning against any complacency in vaccinations
The health experts have warned against any complacency in vaccinations as posts on the internet continue to spread, erroneously stating that COVID-19 survivors do not require vaccinations since they have inherent immunity.
Vaccines are still advised since the protection from the infection is varied and not long-lasting.
Better protection against re-infection possible only with vaccines: Experts
Eric Feigl-Ding, who is an epidemiologist and health economist, compared the protection with vaccinations and the anti-bodies developed after infection.
While citing a study, he said that it was found that those who were infected but then vaccinated developed really robust responses, with even epitope broadening to make you resilient versus variants. “Thus at very least Rightwards arrow #vaccinate even if infected before!!!”
How to ensure safer protection from COVID-19?
The experts have listed some of the easy and simple ways to ensure better protection against pestilence.
Apart from using face masks and hand sanitisers, now stress is laid on the vaccination against the pandemic.
Following is a list of protective measures that are recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- COVID-19 vaccine is recommended. Once you are fully vaccinated, you are better protected.
- For those who are not fully vaccinated, they should wear a mask in indoor public places. Generally, wearing a mask in outdoor settings is no more a compulsion for now.
- Staying six feet away from others is also recommended. Also, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid places where there are large crowds, especially poorly ventilated spaces.
- Washing hands often, covering coughs and sneezes, cleanliness and disinfecting along with daily monitoring of health is advised.