Vaccine protection against COVID-19 short-lived, booster shots important, new study says < Yale School of Public Health

The risk of breakthrough infections, in which a person becomes infected despite being vaccinated, depends on the vaccine type. According to the study, current mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) offer the greatest duration of protection, nearly three times as long as that of natural infection and the Johnson & Johnson and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.

“The mRNA vaccines produce the highest levels of antibody response and in our analysis confer more durable protection than other vaccines or exposures,” said Jeffrey Townsend, the Elihu Professor of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health and the study’s lead author.

Source: Vaccine protection against COVID-19 short-lived, booster shots important, new study says < Yale School of Public Health

5 thoughts on “Vaccine protection against COVID-19 short-lived, booster shots important, new study says < Yale School of Public Health”

  1. I believe in getting the boosters. I have to in order to see my sister’s family. However, this time through, Moderna gave me Covid and then I contracted shingles. I am currently not in the hospital. I believe I will be fine…though the shingles hurt and the meds drive you bananas…take 1 before breakfast, 2 mid-lunch 5 right before you fall asleep. What??? Ha!

    1. I got a shingles vaccine some years ago. I have known people who have got them – would not wish on anyone. One nun got shingles more than once. Have been boosted 2 times for Covid – and pretty much isolated – do not want to get it at all, if possible.

    2. Just isolate and you should be fine. This round is officially my third though I know it’s what killed my husband who was on dialysis. He came home from being in the hospital with some mysterious flu and double pneumonia (this was in the very beginning). I got that flu twice. He had a massive coronary and died.

      As for shingles, this round is my second. I contracted chicken pox in high school. The next year I had mono. A specialist did extensive blood work on me and found that I carry that strain of herpes in my blood and that I am immuno-sepressed. So, when I am burning the candle at both ends… like now…I get sick.

    3. Hope my luck holds – Think I actually may have had Covid in Fed, 2020 but we had no tests at time. I was working in a Clinic that served homeless men – and we had a heavy outbreak that was being diagnosed as pneumonia. I was hit hard for 3 or 4 days and lucky that Doc gave me some steroids to keep swelling down. Really cannot remember if I had chicken pox or not – If I did, it must have been very light – got vaccine anyway to be sure. Hope you will not get bad Covid again.

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