Menlo Park, CA
A 44-year-old female asked:
will the covid-19 vaccine work forever, or will we need to keep developing new vaccines and continue to get inoculated just like we do for the flu?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
COVID-19 vaccine: As far as known, there is only one type of coronavirus (named SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. Unlike influenza, different strains are not expected to evolve year to year. How long immunization will last (e.g. need for a booster dose) won't be known until vaccines come to clinical trials to see how well they work -- several months from now. (3/10/20)
Last updated Dec 22, 2020
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