How long does it take for the COVID vaccine to give you immunity?


While the FDA has authorized both Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for widespread use, millions of Americans have been waiting for their opportunity to receive the vaccine.

At the beginning of the vaccine rollout phase, nursing home residents and health care workers were the first to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Since the first phase, some essential workers, like teachers and grocery store employees, and adults over 65 have also become eligible in certain locations.

As more Americans across the nation become eligible, there are still questions about how quickly the vaccine works.