How long are you immune to coronavirus infection or vaccination against corona? Studies give hope that the protection will last for a very long time.
Munich / Bayreuth – How long does the protection last after vaccinations against the coronavirus? After all, it will soon be about the so-called booster vaccinations against Corona. And as a recovered? How long do I have antibodies against Covid 19 disease in me? These are frequently asked questions in the coronavirus pandemic.
Immunity to corona: is there no need for a third vaccination?
“It is unlikely that annual revaccinations will be required with COVID-19. Data are not yet available for those who have been vaccinated, but there are for those who have recovered. And after a year they indicate stable immunity, ”quotes the picture now Prof. Dr. Andreas Radbruch, President of the European Association of Immunologists EFIS.
Radbruch explains that those who have recovered are protected even without an additional vaccination and that those who have been vaccinated twice do not necessarily need a third vaccination picture-Report further.
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According to the report, the immunologist refers to several US studies that the scientist himself wrote in the journal Nature have commented. “In a study, for example, our colleagues have shown that so-called memory plasma cells have formed in the bone marrow of those who have recovered six to eleven months after the infection. These continue to form antiviral antibodies, even after the virus has disappeared, ”he explains and continues:“ In numbers like those found in people who were vaccinated against tetanus or diphtheria. This shows that the immune protection is stable over a longer period of time. “
Protection against corona: immunologist – third vaccinations against the virus make sense for many
Broken wheel relativized. A third vaccination against corona makes sense for those who have not yet reacted well to the first vaccinations or during the infection with the corona virus.
“But with most of them, the antibody concentrations in the blood level off after about six months and remain more or less constant at around 10-20 percent of the maximum value of the vaccination reaction or infection. A value that still protects us! “, Explains the immunologist:” Because the immune system is smart and only does as much as it has to do. If we constantly had an acute immune reaction in the body, this could even pose a certain risk in the long term, for example for the development of autoimmune diseases. ” (pm)