Can herd immunity be reached?

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Herd immunity can be reached when enough people in the population have recovered from a disease and have developed protective antibodies against future infection.

How long do you have immunity after Covid?

Lab studies suggest that protection following a case of COVID-19 begins to wane slightly after about three months, but can last for up to 10 months, although there's a range to that, Wherry said.

Can you still get Covid after being vaccinated?

No vaccine is 100 percent effective all the time, and certain people could have a higher chance of developing a serious COVID-19 case even if they're vaccinated.

Are people who have had COVID-19 immune to reinfection?

Although people who have had COVID can get reinfected, naturally acquired immunity continues to evolve over time and antibodies remain detectable for longer than was first anticipated.

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Can you get Covid if you've already had it?

Health experts warn recovering from COVID-19 is not enough to protect from reinfection. While the antibodies from natural infection do provide some protections, the data shows that the vaccines are much better at protecting you.

How long after getting infected will COVID-19 antibodies show up in the test?

An antibody test may not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after the infection for your body to make antibodies.

Can I still spread Covid if I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Only a small portion of vaccinated individuals end up contracting the disease, though you still can. If contracted, there is still a chance of spreading it to others, which could be extremely dangerous if the household is immunocompromised or unvaccinated.

How long does the Covid vaccine protect you?

How long immunity lasts: Two pre-print studies released in July 2021 suggested that protection against COVID-19 will last at least 8 months. Protection against variants: Early studies of the vaccine have shown it's very likely it will be effective in protecting recipients from variants.

Has anyone tested positive for COVID-19 after vaccine?

Vaccines work to dramatically reduce the risk of developing COVID-19, but no vaccine is perfect. Now, with 174 million people already fully vaccinated, a small portion are experiencing a so-called "breakthrough" infection, meaning they test positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.

Can I still have sex during the coronavirus pandemic?

If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and sex are more likely to be safe.

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I am fully vaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

After you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 you can resume many activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except:

• if you are indoors in public and you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
• or where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

How long will the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine provide protection?

Data are not yet available to inform about the duration of protection that the vaccine will provide.

How long is the Pfizer vaccine effective for?

An April 2021 press release from Pfizer notes that protection from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine lasts at least 6 months.

How long does Moderna last?

Moderna Says Its Vaccine's Protection Holds After 6 Months - The New York Times. World|Moderna says its vaccine's protection does not wane after six months.

Why do you need to wear a mask when you are vaccinated for covid-19?

Some conditions make a breakthrough infection more likely in a vaccinated person: more virus circulating in the community, lower vaccination rates and more highly transmissible variants. If vaccinated people can get infected with the coronavirus, they can also spread it.

Do I need to wear a mask if I have been vaccinated for COVID-19?

On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated.

Is it safe to workout after getting the Covid vaccine?

Is it safe to exercise after the COVID vaccine? The short answer is, most often, yes. No research has shown that it's harmful to exercise after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Does a positive antibody test mean that I am immune to COVID-19?

A: A positive antibody test does not necessarily mean you are immune from SARS-CoV-2 infection, as it is not known whether having antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 will protect you from getting infected again. It also does not indicate whether you can infect other people with SARS-CoV-2.

Are antibody tests used to diagnose COVID-19?

No. An antibody test does not detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to diagnose COVID-19.These tests can return a negative test result even in infected patients (for example, if antibodies have not yet developed in response to the virus) or may generate false positive results (for example, if antibodies to another coronavirus type are detected), so they should not be used to evaluate if you are currently infected or contagious (ability to infect other people).

Why does an covid-19 antibody test return negative?

This occurs when the test does not detect antibodies even though you may have specific antibodies for SARS-CoV-2. There are several reasons why negative antibody test results do not indicate with certainty that you do not have or have not had an infection with SARS-CoV-2.

For example, if you are tested soon after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the test may be negative, because it takes time for the body to develop an antibody response. It is also unknown if antibody levels decline over time to undetectable levels.

How effective is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?

• Based on evidence from clinical trials in people 16 years and older, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 in people who received two doses and had no evidence of being previously infected.

How long does the Johnson and Johnson vaccine last?

Studies show that individuals who received a Johnson & Johnson or an mRNA vaccine continue to produce antibodies for at least six months after vaccination. However, neutralizing antibody levels start to wane over time.

How effective are the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines?

A second CDC study examined national data to determine whether the vaccines are becoming less effective at stopping severe illness over time. Like the New York study, it found that vaccines are extremely effective — about 90 percent at preventing hospitalization due to Covid-19.

Does mask use help determine if someone is considered a close contact of COVID-19?

A person is still considered a close contact even if one or both people wore a mask when they were together.