How long does it take to achieve full immunity in the case of a successful vaccination?

First published in December 2020.

In what has been described by the Pfizer CEO as a “historic moment”, the UK Department of Health and Social Care spokesman confirmed this week that “the government has accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) to approve Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for use.”

As the rapid rollout begins, this infographic looks at the process and how long it takes to achieve full immunity in the case of a successful vaccination.

As reported by the BBC, this particular vaccine requires two doses. 12 days after the first jab, immunity starts to build. After 21 days a second dose is required, allowing the body to develop full immunity by day 28.🔷

The vaccination timeline for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 BNT162b2 vaccine. | Statista

[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Martin Armstrong, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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