alton_lust (alton_lust) wrote,
alton_lust
alton_lust

Covid T or F 6

6) the vaccine protects you immediately
FALSE

2 weeks. The 1st shot will offer very limited protection, maybe 50%, after 2 weeks.
The 2nd shot will bump it up to the 95%, but I'd again run with giving it 2 weeks after that shot.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/13/capitol-riot-lockdown-coronavirus-vaccine/



Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that are available to Americans require two doses for full protection; a single dose is not as effective as both.

“Early protection against covid-19 may occur from about 12 days after dose one,” said Naor Bar-Zeev*, an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. People “should not really consider themselves protected until after a week or two following dose two.”


* Doctor quoted is
https://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/3590/naor-bar-zeev
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