Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi there. I have a question, do we need to take a COVID vaccine every year like some other vaccine?
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.