How long does immunity last after you get vaccinated?
Protection from most vaccines lasts a long time.
While we are detecting waning immunity, or protection that wears off sooner than expected for some vaccines, most provide long-lasting, even lifetime protection.
Waning immunity is a problem for the mumps and acellular pertussis vaccines.
We have also always known that tetanus requires regular boosters for good protection and that you need to get a flu vaccine each and every year, even when flu strains in the vaccine don’t.
Immunity from most other vaccines lasts a long time and doesn’t wane or decrease over time.
For More Information On Waning Immunity:
- The problem of waning pertussis immunity
- Ask the Experts about Pertussis Vaccines (DTaP, Tdap)
- Mumps vaccine effectiveness and waning immunity
- Pertussis vaccine waning effectiveness – the facts
- Duration of Protection, Efficacy and Effectiveness
- Report – How advances in immunology provide insight into improving vaccine efficacy
- Study – Duration of Humoral Immunity to Common Viral and Vaccine Antigens
- Vaccine immunology