May 27, 2021 - Health

COVID immunity could last years, studies find

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Immunity to coronaviruses lasts at least a year and could possibly last a lifetime, two new studies have found.

Why it matters: This could offer some peace of mind for lingering concerns about how long protection against COVID-19 will last, the New York Times reports.

  • The studies indicate those who've recovered from COVID-19 and got vaccinated won't need boosters, per the Times.
  • Meanwhile, those who weren't infected but were vaccinated will likely need boosters.
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