Science in a Minute - How does vaccination prevent a severe form of COVID-19?


Institutional Communication Service

13 December 2021

Vaccinated people can also contract covid-19 although less frequently than those who are vaccinated and usually tend to develop a mild form of the disease. Why does a person vaccinated against covid-19 get infected and what happens in that person's body? This episode explains why vaccination helps prevent severe forms of covid-19.

The Science in a Minute project carries on. Promoted by the Swiss School of Public Health, it aims to provide, through a series of short videos, some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about scientific facts and topics related to public health in order to make them clear and accessible to everyone.

Dr Rebecca Amati, project manager of the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, guides us on this path, explaining complex concepts and processes in layman's terms. The series is constantly updated according to the evolution of the pandemic. A weekly one-minute clip tackling a different topic will be available.


Watch the video! (in Italian with French and German available on the dedicated YouTube channel)