Saw this on my Facebook feed and it made a lot of sense. I'm fully vaccinated and boosted. No, I don't know "what's in it". Neither this vaccine nor the ones I had as a child. Nor do I know what's in the 11 secret herbs and spices at KFC. I also don't know every ingredient in my soap, shampoo or deodorants. I don’t know what is in vapes, the flu vaccine, cigarettes, alcohol or any other toxin I have put into my body for fun. I don’t know the long term effect of mobile phone use, or whether or not that restaurant I just ate at REALLY used clean foods and washed their hands. There's a lot of things I don't know. I do know one thing: life is short and there’s still lots I want to do. Throughout my life I've been vaccinated against many diseases. Measles, small pox, mumps, rubella, polio, chickenpox, hepatitis, influenza, tetanus. We trusted the science, and never had to suffer through or transmit any of those said diseases. I'm vaccinated. Not because I’m a sheep or to please the government. Not to make other people do it. I’m vaccinated because I don’t want to: * die from Covid-19 * clutter a hospital bed if I get sick * get my loved ones sick * not be able to hug my loved ones * not be able to travel & enjoy events * live my life in fear Copied & pasted. Feel free to do the sameRead more
Why do some vaccines require boosters?
It’s not completely understood why the length of acquired immunity varies with different vaccines. Some offer lifelong immunity with only one dose, while others require boosters in order to maintain immunity. Recent research has suggested that the persistence of immunity against a particular disease may depend on the speed with which that disease typically progresses through the body. If a disease progresses very rapidly, the immune system’s memory response (that is, the “watchdog antibodies” generated after a previous infection or vaccination) may not be able to respond quickly enough to prevent infection—unless they’ve been “reminded” about the disease fairly recently and are already watching for it. Boosters serve as a “reminder” to your immune system. Research is continuing on the persistence of immunity generated by vaccines. Source: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/top-20-questions-about-vaccinationRead more