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General questions

If COVID-19 becomes endemic will vaccination still be needed?

The term ‘endemic’ describes a disease that is regularly found among particular people or in a certain area. It does not say anything about how deadly or frequent a disease is. At this point, we do not yet know whether COVID-19 will become endemic, nor whether vaccination will be needed in the longer term.

Globally, we should aim for a response system that is always ready and can be scaled up quickly to minimize the impact of COVID-19 disease through the effective use of vaccines, therapeutics, and other preventive measures.

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COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination explained – Introduction

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Vaccines protect against severe COVID-19 disease.

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Why are some vaccinated people also hospitalized with COVID-19?

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How could vaccines be developed at record speed while still maintaining quality and safety?

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What are clinical trials and are they enough to prove a vaccine is safe?

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How do mRNA vaccines, like Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, work?

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How do vector vaccines work?

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How should we respond to claims that the mRNA vaccines could cause a genetic change and that we will see this in the coming decades?

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How do inactivated vaccines work?

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How do protein-based vaccines work?

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How do I know which COVID-19 vaccine to choose or recommend?

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What tests or examinations should people get before COVID-19 vaccination?

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Can a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cause more severe disease?

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Why should older adults get vaccinated?

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Omicron is generally less severe than previous variants – does it still make sense to vaccinate children?

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Should children aged 5-11 get a booster dose?

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If COVID-19 becomes endemic will vaccination still be needed?

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Why is it necessary to stay in the healthcare facility 15-30 minutes following COVID-19 vaccination?

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Is it possible to catch COVID-19 during an immunization visit to a healthcare facility?

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What are the so-called COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines?

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What is the recommended use of updated bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines?

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How do the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccines work?

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