Overview.

What type of immunity do you get with the Covid-19 Vaccination? And how long does it last?
There are 2 ways to get immunity for the COVID-19:

By contracting an infection

By vaccination

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How long does it last?

Let’s discuss the first one, usually when a person gets infected with a virus, the body develops antibodies that provides protection against the same virus in the future, the duration of that protection varies depending on the type of the virus, for example:

If you get infected with the chickenpox virus, you will develop lifelong active immunity.

If you get infected with the Flu Virus your immunity will not be lifelong. This is because there are many variants of the Flu Virus.

The COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Virus is somewhat similar to the Flu Virus. Studies showed that antibodies to the new coronavirus did not last long, and dropped sharply in the months following COVID-19 recovery in more than 90 percent of both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

The other way is vaccination, when the vaccine is injected (mRNA), the cells use them to make the proteins that will be present on the cell surface, our immune system will recognize it and start making antibodies to protect the body against future infections.
Both these ways give the body a short active immunity against COVID-19.
How can we acquire a passive immunity for COVID-19? Blood products: Various blood products can contain antibodies. Such as convalescent plasma. This is usually used to treat severe cases of COVID-19 infections.
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Testing Locations.

Fall Church

6305 Castle Place Suite 2D Falls Church

VA 22044

College Park(Melbourne)

4701 College Park(Melbourne)

MD 20740-2540

New Carrolton

8500 Annapolis Rd Suite 200 New Carrolton

MD 20784

Tyson corner

Tyson corner, 1980 Gallows Rd Vienna

VA 22182

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