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Good News About the Longevity of COVID-19 Immunity


Emerging research shows that immunity to the novel coronavirus may last upwards of 1 year, especially among those who are fully vaccinated and have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. Two studies, one published in Nature, the other in BioRxiv, found that individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and also received COVID-19 vaccinations will most likely not need a booster shot to maintain their immunity. Those who are vaccinated but were never infected with SARS-CO-V-2 will probably need a booster shot to ensure their immunity. Both studies found that cells still had memory of the novel coronavirus a year post-infection, enabling them to continue generating antibodies in response to an exposure. Click here to read more.

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