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A 32-year-old male asked:

does the first covid shot protect against severe hospitalization and death?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Appears to be true: After the first "jab", protection is somewhat suboptimal, yet present. Far better outcomes subsequent to the second.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, but It does not occur as soon you get the vaccine. Antibodies need to form first - usually get good response in about 14 days. However, this doesn't mean, you shouldn't get your second vaccine (if Pfizer or Moderna) as it will give more immunity). Johnson and Johnson is just one vaccine shot.
Dr. Kristen Dall-Winther
Family Medicine 17 years experience
You won't be fully immune until you are 2 weeks post your second vaccine.
Mar 2, 2021
Dr. Hector Amaya
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
You have some protection after the first shot approximately 60% that is accounting 14 days after the first shot for the full coverage of 94 or 95% you need to get the second shot and wait for 14 days
Mar 3, 2021
Dr. Kristen Dall-Winther
Family Medicine 17 years experience
You won't be fully immune until you are 2 weeks post your second vaccine.

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