COVID-19 vaccines protect you from severe illness and death from the virus by helping the body develop immunity. They may also help reduce the spread of the virus between people, so one person’s choice to get vaccinated could save many more lives.

COVID-19 vaccines have been a key tool in getting societies through the pandemic and back to normal. Mass vaccination campaigns also helped to reduce the pressure on health workers and hospitals, allowing them to attend to patients with other conditions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to recommend that you get a COVID-19 vaccine and have the boosters as soon as you are due one.