Recent studies on people infected early in the epidemic suggest antibodies may last up to 8 months or more.
However, because the strength of antibody protection can wane with time—sometimes quickly in individuals who are older or immuno-compromised—it is important to still get a vaccine even if you have had COVID-19.
COVID-19 likely lingered longer than reported in Wuhan: study
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