A 34-year-old female asked:
I've always been told by my dr. that it takes about 2 weeks after a flu shot for your body to make antibodies to protect you against the flu. how long does it take for the upcoming covid vaccines to work and provide immunity/protection from covid?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 50 years experience
1-2 weeks: Depending on the type of vaccine, it will take 1-2 weeks after the second dose for immunity to kick in. If and when a single dose vaccine becomes available, it will be 1-2 weeks after the vaccination.
For now, wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands often.
Wish you good health!
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