How long will the COVID-19 shot protect you against the virus?

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  • June 29, 2021
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Since the vaccine rollout began, we’ve had questions about how long your shot will protect you against the virus.

Now there are finally have some answers, and the news is better for some folks than others.

VACCINE MYSTERY IMMUNITY LENGTH
Scientists may have solved the mystery of how long the vaccine will protect you against coronavirus.

Key findings from new study

The studies, published in May, find that infection-induced immunity might last months or longer. But experts believe vaccination may lengthen the duration of this immunity.

Another important finding from both studies is that many people who have recovered from COVID-19 and later receive an mRNA vaccine (like the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine) may not need booster shots. Vaccinated individuals who did not get Covid-19 will still need a vaccination booster.

I had Covid-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?

“It’s still important for those people to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Len Horovitz, pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. “Their immunity, as far as we know, may not be long-lived more than the 11 months that were documented.”

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