Vaccines train your immune system (your body’s inherent defenses) to defend you against illnesses.
Vaccination is a lot better way for your immune system to learn how to protect you from COVID-19 than contracting the virus.
We don’t know how long immunity will endure at this time. Clinical trials are under underway to determine this.
‘Vaxzevria’ is the official name of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Nonetheless, most people refer to it as ‘AstraZeneca.’.
How long it takes to do a task
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine comes in two doses.
It takes three weeks after the first dose for it to start working. According to current research, protection after the first dose lasts at least 16 weeks.
The highest protection is obtained 15 days after receiving the second dose.
You can perform several things that were not recommended before you were vaccinated 28 days following your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
To ensure that your vaccine protection lasts, you must receive a second dose.
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You’re about to get your second dose
When you are invited to your second dose appointment, you should show up.
This will happen eight to twelve weeks after your first dose.
If you’re using immunosuppressive drugs
Your COVID-19 vaccine may not work as well if you have a weaker immune system. Getting it, however, carries no additional danger.
Learn more about COVID-19 and weakened immune systems
Evidence and testing
Vaccines save at least 2 to 3 million lives per year around the world. Many more people are protected from chronic illnesses for the rest of their lives.
COVID-19 vaccines have now been given to millions of people all over the world.
COVID-19 immunizations have solid, trustworthy evidence that they dramatically lower your chance of contracting COVID-19. With COVID-19, they’re quite effective at preventing deaths and serious sickness.
COVID-19 protection is provided
Most persons will be protected against the virus after receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
There’s a chance you’ll get COVID-19 even if you’ve been vaccinated. Even if you do contract COVID-19, getting vaccinated can help to lessen the severity of your symptoms.
New evidence suggests that the immunizations may reduce the spread of COVID-19 to others, but additional research is required.
When you are offered the COVID-19 vaccine, the HSE, Department of Health, and World Health Organization recommend that you take it.
Continue to follow public health advice on how to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 even after you’ve been vaccinated. Distancing yourself from others, wearing a face mask, and washing your hands properly and frequently are just a few examples.
Learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself
Last updated: At 11:15 a.m. on June 11, 2021