People are back on the move but COVID-19 is still out there. So how long after my last COVID-19 shot should I get another booster?

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COVID-19 Is Still Out There

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I have to admit, sometimes I forget we are still in a pandemic. Like many people, for much of the past year, I have returned to going to concerts, eating at restaurants again, going to amusement parks, and living and feeling normal again.

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I received my first booster back in the winter of this year and began wondering when I should go back to get another? After finding out and doing the math, I will need to get my next booster sooner than later.

How Long Does COVID-19 Vaccine Last?

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COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots give you strong protection against the virus for about six months.

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MLive reported on a study by Penn State College of Medicine that the effectiveness of the vaccine begins to weaken after 30 days.

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Two years of COVID-19 research on 7 million vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals determined that after 5 months of getting the vaccine or booster shot your body was just over 20% effective at fighting the virus. This means it is time to get that next booster shot 6 months after the last shot.

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One thing that I found in the report that made me feel good because of the massive research I did regarding the vaccines was researchers at Penn State College of Medicine concluded that Moderna provides the highest level of protection.

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No matter what vaccine you have received to fight COVID-19, it looks like a shot every six months will become a way of life until scientists tell us otherwise.

Set Up COVID-19 Booster in West Michigan

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After 5 months from your last COVID-19 vaccine or booster is when you should start thinking of setting up your next appointment. Here is a link that will get you started in West Michigan.

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