Basic immunisation with two vaccinations at an interval of three weeks is necessary for your immune system to develop protection against SARS-CoV-2.
After the first vaccination, your immune system begins to build up defenses against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Please schedule your second vaccination appointment when you make your first appointment to make sure you get your second vaccination three weeks later. Your doctor can provide you with more information.
Large quantities of antibodies and memory cells are only formed after the second vaccination, ensuring longer-lasting immune protection against infection with SARS-CoV-2 and preventing severe cases of COVID-19.
Basic immunisation with two vaccinations with COMIRNATY® protects against severe cases of COVID-19 over a long period of time. Protection against mild cases and infection with SARS-CoV-2 can, however, decrease over time.
After 3 months a booster vaccination can be given to increase the number of antibodies and extend immune protection. Administering a third dose four weeks after the second dose to immunocompromised patients can even be sensible to improve the immune protection.
* Recommendation based on the summary of product characteristics for the relevant pharmaceutical form of COMIRNATY®.
** The decision as to when immunocompromised or severely immunocompromised people get a third dose of COMIRNATY® is made by the doctor treating them.
Please continue to follow the Coronavirus safety rules even after you have been vaccinated.