May 2021 26
Does the Pfizer vaccine work against different COVID-19 mutations/variants?
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Whilst it is not clear yet whether the Pfizer vaccine will protect against all variants of the virus, there is some evidence that it gives good protection for some. Vaccine manufacturers are investigating the production…

May 2021 26
Are you contagious once you have had the vaccine?
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No, you will not be contagious once you have had the vaccine. At present, there is not enough information to know for certain if you still transmit the virus if you get COVID-19 after being…

May 2021 26
Can I still get COVID-19 after being immunised?
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Yes, there is a chance you might still get COVID-19 after being fully immunised, however if you do, it is likely that your symptoms will be much less severe.

May 2021 26
Is the vaccine a live vaccine?
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No, the vaccine is not a live vaccine – it does not contain any weakened (or inactivated) virus.

May 2021 26
Does the Pfizer vaccine affect your DNA?
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The vaccine will not affect your DNA. The vaccine mRNA does not enter the cell nucleus where our DNA is held, and it is broken down soon after giving the cell its instructions.

May 2021 26
How does the Pfizer vaccine work?
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The Pfizer vaccine is a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine. The messenger RNA instructs cells in our body to make a harmless piece of protein called the viral spike (S) protein. This spike protein is the…

May 2021 26
How long will the vaccine last?
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Unfortunately, there is not yet definitive information on how long the vaccine may ultimately protect against COVID-19. Pfizer reports it has been effective to at least 6 months. They are continuing to monitor trial participants.…

May 2021 26
Allergic reaction to a vaccine? Who should NOT get vaccinated?
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If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction, even if it was not severe, to any ingredient in the vaccine, you should not get the vaccine. Please talk to…