Why does the Moderna vaccine require two doses?

Now more people are receiving the vaccine, here's an explanation for Pfizer's and Moderna Vaccine requiring two of them.

VICTORIA, Texas – Many cities in Texas finally have access to covid-19 vaccines. Our second vaccine clinic took place on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Victoria Community Center.

As health departments distribute them, some might wonder why Pfizer’s Moderna vaccine requires two doses?

Remember the medical community is still studying this virus thoroughly and it usually takes years to develop a vaccine for any disease.

Basically, the first moderna vaccine dose expedites the immune system and the second dose will boost the first one.

Giving the person a higher likelihood of achieving maximum prevention from covid-19.

While, the first dose generates memory cells, accelerating the process of getting the body ready to respond to the infection. These memory cells and antibodies respond to the first dose, but sometimes this process can decrease and lose strength for protection.

Therefore this second dose is a required booster to develop more protective immunity.

Here are some tips to help decrease your chances of getting sick:

  • Get the flu shot
  • Routinely clean your work space and home
  • Practice social distancing and wear a mask
  • Wash your hands and use hand-sanitizer
  • Drink lots of water and take any immune booster product from your local drug store

Click here for more info on receiving the vaccine locally: Victoria County Public Health Department :: Home (vcphd.org)

To contact the COVID-19 vaccine hotline, call 1-888-966-5640 or text “ADD” to 361-433-4554

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