Epidemiologist reveals how long immunity lasts after COVID

22:36, 15 January 2021
Epidemiologist reveals how long immunity lasts after COVID Photo: Sergey Bulkin/

Director of the Rospotrebnadzor Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Vasily Akimkin said how long, according to research, a person retains immunity after being infected with COVID-19.

The specialist notes that the body's defense begins to decline after the third month.

Immunity to COVID lasts from three to five months after recovery. Then it gradually begins to go away. Even after the third month, we see a decrease in the level of immunity, TASS reported cited the expert.

Vasily Akimkin made the statement during a meeting with virologists and epidemiologists.

Earlier, Anna Popova, the head of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), said that vaccination against coronavirus in Russia should be organized in a way that the country achieves herd immunity.

Russian immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov has listed five reasons why a repeated infection with coronavirus is possible, reported earlier. According to the specialist, re-infection can occur even if there are antibodies in the body.