What is the duration of immunity from vaccination?

22 Mar 2021
Respiratory conditions
  • COVID-19
Type of resource
IPCRG COVID-19 and respiratory Q&A

What the research says:

As SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have only recently been developed, the nature and duration of immunity they offer is currently unknown and studies are ongoing to address these questions.

What this means for your clinical practice:

  • SARS-CoV-2 vaccination should be offered to all eligible individuals according to local guidance.
  • As the duration of immunity provided by SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is not clear all patients, regardless of vaccination status, should be advised to continue to observe social distancing and infection control measures according to local guidance.