JAKARTA, AYOBANDUNG.COM – Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force, dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro, again reminded the importance of the Covid-19 vaccine which is expected to be present early next year.
He said, the body has an immune system that functions to protect against viruses or bacteria – and vaccines help create a specific immune system to fight certain diseases.
“Vaccines are given when we are healthy. Unlike the drugs given after we are sick. We actually have known vaccines for a long time. In fact, most of us have received vaccines since we were little through immunization by injecting or dropping them into the mouth, “he said in a press statement conducted virtually at the Media Center, Committee for Handling Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN) on Friday ( 27/11/2020).
This immune system requires recognition of the types of germs that can cause disease. So that if in the future the virus or bacteria enters the body, it is ready to fight and ultimately prevent the disease from occurring.
“Vaccines function to make the body recognize and then become immune to a disease. So how vaccines work once they enter our bodies, the principle is the same. The body immediately detects it as a threat of infection. Then the body will form a system to make the immune system or the antibodies needed to fight the disease. The body will remember what to watch out for. So that if there are viruses, bacteria or germs that cause disease that enter, they can be resisted, “he explained.
Currently, the Covid-19 vaccine is being developed with layered testing and is confirmed to be safe for use.
“But remember, vaccines are not a total solution for eliminating viruses. The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine does not mean the pandemic will end immediately. So stick to 3M’s disciplined health protocol. Protect yourself and others, “concluded Dr. Reisa.