How long is the vaccine intended to protect us?Updated: April 21st, 2021
“I’ve heard multiple answers. Thanks.”
According to the NHS in the UK, there is currently no long-term information to indicate how long immunity lasts following the vaccine. As of April 2, the CDC recommends that even when fully vaccinated everyone still take steps to protect themselves and others when out in public, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
Experts are looking into options to keep people safe including booster injections, like for the flu, and aiming to reach herd immunity through vaccinating 80% of the world.