Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the White House, has said how long COVID-19 vaccine immunity will last for.
COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out around the country, and with many Americans pulling up their sleeves, some are wondering how long immunity lasts once a COVID-19 vaccine has been received.
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the White House, and the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, people can expect immunity to last for at least six months. While six months doesn’t sound like a long time, there is a good reason why researchers are saying that figure.
Researchers have only collected six months of data on people who have been vaccinated, and so far they can confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will provide immunity for at least this amount of time. Dr. Fauci says that he expects the immunity will last much longer than six months, but there is no data to currently prove it.
Dr. Fauci says, “What you do is you follow people for a period of time, you measure the level of antibodies, and you observe if there’s breakthrough infections. If it looks like after a year and a half, the antibody levels go down and people start to get breakthrough infections, then we know that after a year and a half, we probably have to give them a boost.”
Essentially, the longer we don’t hear about antibody levels dropping in people who have received COVID-19 vaccines, the better because that means immunity is still lasting.
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