Misconception: The vaccines provide an ”unnatural” immunity that is different than the immunity you get after having the virus.
Facts: Your body’s response to the vaccine and the virus works in the same way: The immune system learns to recognise part of the virus and builds a defence using, among other things, antibodies that react quickly the next time they encounter the virus. However, the risk of becoming seriously ill is much greater if you have the virus than if you get vaccinated.
– I don’t want to get vaccinated because I think it is better to develop natural immunity. It’s better than being injected with something developed in a lab!
– The immunity that builds up in the body works in the same way with a vaccine as when you have the virus.
There is a myth that the vaccine protection is completely different but that is not true.
– How does it work then?
– Our immune system always reacts when something foreign, such as a virus, enters our body. Our immune system forms special defence cells that recognise and react quickly the next time they encounter the virus. The only difference is that the vaccine does not make you ill in the meantime.
Your immune system works in the same way, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or fall ill with the virus.