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Doctor explains why vaccine assists immune system

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Doctor explains why vaccine assists immune system

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - More people are seeking COVID-19 vaccinations, but some are still hesitant. One reason is a belief that previous infection offers protection, but UW Health experts say COVID-19 vaccines are more effective than infection-based immunity.

"What we see are many studies starting to suggest that natural immunity may not be all that protective. One study suggests that up to 30% who get COVID-19 don't actually create the antibodies that would allow them to fight off an additional infection," said UW Health's Chief Quality Officer Dr. Jeff Pothof.  

Data discussed by Dr. Pothof shows that after 90 days of being infected with COVID-19, your immunity is waning and with new variants appearing it is strongly encouraged to get a vaccination.