Editorial: Long-term protection – the science spectrum

At the beginning of June, it’s time: I received my first dose of the Sars-CoV-2 vaccine. The dull ache in my arm and fatigue the next day showed my immune system was reacting as intended. But what exactly happens in our bodies during this vaccination? Above all: how can vaccines cause immunity to a pathogen, often decades of life, when most of the body’s cells are fairly short-lived?

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