The name Covid 19 is no stranger to all of us. Since its first emergence back in December 2019, the name was always mentioned almost everyday. It is the same situation in Malaysia. In fact, the name Covid 19 Malaysia is always trending making it one of the most viewed and searched keywords of all time. Such is the strong impact of this virus towards our society. When it was first discovered in Wuhan, China, not many of us expected that this small organism could pose a serious threat towards humankind. Now fast forward two years later, this virus had already infected millions of people around the world and also killed thousands of innocent lives at the time of writing. Although the battle between Covid 19 and us is still underway, we already found a weapon that can somehow decrease its effect. The implementation of Covid-19 program is one of the important decisions that we made. The introduction of Covid-19 vaccine really helps the people to increase their immunity level and contributes towards creating a herd immunity, which in turns become really handy in fighting Covid-19.
Before the implementation of Covid-19 vaccination program, there were always questions being asked regarding the safety and use of the vaccines itself. One of the most asked questions about vaccines is the duration of protection that it provides. How long does protection from Covid-19 vaccines last? Does it last forever or is there a certain timeframe? Well, the duration for Covid-19 protection to last will depend on the type of vaccines itself. There are a lot of Covid-19 vaccines out there such as Pfizer, Moderna and also Johnson & Johnson just to name a few. In order to answer this question, we will take the average duration. Based on the research that was done before, it is noted that the average duration that one Covid-19 power will wane as the time goes by. By the time it reaches its expiry date, the vaccine will then vaccine can last is around 4 to 6 months after its first injection. Bear in mind that each vaccine’s have deemed as not effective anymore. The purpose of injecting Covid-19 vaccine is to help improve our immunity towards Covid-19 virus. So, what happens if the immunity provided decreases? This is where the booster shot became very useful.
In order for our body to continue providing us with a strong immune level, it is very important to use booster shots. Booster shot is a vaccine shot that aims to help boost or increase your prior vaccine performance. By taking this shot, you will be able to renew your vaccine’s protection. Usually, the protection validity that a booster shot can provide will be the same as the initial vaccine. Thus, expect it to be around 4 to 6 months as well. It is still unknown when or how this Covid-19 infection will go away for good. But, what we know now is that the pandemic phase has been shifted to endemic, meaning the situation is getting better. As long as Covid-19 virus is here, we will always need to renew our booster shot once the protection expires. However, we still cannot neglect our duty to follow the Covid-19 protocols and guidelines. Always remember to wash and sanitize your hand frequently, avoid going out to crowded places, always remember to wear your mask if you go out, clean your living environment and also do not forget to always check your vaccination status. If everyone in this world, particularly in Malaysia, does their job, then Covid-19 will go away very soon.