You Asked, We Answered: After COVID-19 Vaccination

“You Asked, We Answered” is a roundup of VHA’s answers to your top questions. This post continues a series your questions to COVID-19 vaccines.

Once I receive my vaccine, how soon am I protected?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are most protected from COVID-19 after you are fully vaccinated. Those who receive two-dose vaccines like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines aren’t considered fully protected until two weeks after their second dose.

Those who receive single-dose vaccines like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine aren’t considered fully protected until two weeks after their dose. After two weeks, you will be most protected from COVID-19.

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