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Do we need to take a COVID vaccine every year?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: June 15, 2021 5:54 PM

kingraj 49 days

Hi there. I have a question, do we need to take a COVID vaccine every year like some other vaccine?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 49 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

At this particular moment, we don’t know. Because the vaccines are new, we don’t know how long the protection might last. Most experts think that we will likely need booster shots at some point to help boost our immunity and update our protection against new variants.

You may also contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) for further information. In the meantime, continue practising good hand hygiene, wearing a face mask and normalizing social/physical distancing.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

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Last Updated: Tue Jun 15 2021 17:54:44 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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