COVID-19 and vaccination against it
*COVID-19 mutations and variants
– Dr. sc. Sanja Novak
Research Instructor, Department of Reconstructive Sciences, University of Connecticut, US
Since SARS-CoV-2 was first identified in China, thousands of mutations have been recorded
The most mutations have a little apparent impact on the viral infectivity but some of them evolve in lineages that have an advantage in transmission or carriage, and are the lead cause of a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases worldwide.
*Side effects of vaccination
Some associated allergic symptoms have been reported for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
The COVID-19 vaccines can cause mild adverse effects after the first or the second dose.
How is COVID-19 vaccine helping us in the protection from the virus?
The World Health Organization is constantly providing information of each COVID-19 vaccine candidate in development