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 β€œhistoric moment”, the UK Department of Health and Social Care spokesman confirmed this week that β€œthe 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.πŸ”·

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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