To stop a pandemic, it is necessary to use all the tools available. Vaccines work with the immune system so your body is prepared to fight the virus if you are exposed to it. Other measures, such as the use of masks and social distancing, help reduce the risk of being exposed to the virus and spreading it to others.

Getting vaccinated is one of several steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Protecting yourself from COVID-19 is crucial because, for some people, the disease can be serious and even cause death.

Currently, there are three licensed and recommended vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Janssen

Vaccines against COVID-19 help our body develop immunity against the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to contract the disease. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to provide protection, but with all types of vaccines the body is left with a supply of “memory” T cells, as well as B cells that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.

It usually takes a few weeks for the body to produce T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes after vaccination. Therefore, it is possible for a person to become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after being vaccinated, and that get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to generate protection.

Sometimes after vaccination, the process of building immunity can cause symptoms, for example fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is developing immunity.

How to be alert and detect suspicious or fraudulent activity?

You should not buy any type of vaccine or treatment against COVID-19 online or in a digital pharmacy.How to be alert and detect suspicious or fraudulent activity?

Do not send cash or make any other type of payment if you receive a suspicious call, email or announcements offering expedite order or be on the waiting list.

Do not disclose personal, medical or financial information, because it can be used to bill fraudulent claims to health care programs and/or to steal identity for health care purposes.

Always consult official sources to obtain updated information on the vaccination plan and check with the healthcare provider you trust for more security.

If you know of any suspicious fraud or abuse scheme, you can refer it to the confidential line (787) 277-6633 or fraude@ssspr.com.