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One shot of vaccine may be enough for COVID-19 survivors, studies suggest

For people who have bared their arms for a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, the message from public health officials has been clear: Get the second shot if you want full protection. But an emerging body of evidence suggests that there may be an exception to that rule. If you've already battled a coronavirus infection,it's possible that one dose may suffice. "This has been rumored for a long time, ...

For people who have bared their arms for a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, the message from public health officials has been clear: Get the second shot if you want full protection.

But an emerging body of evidence suggests that there may be an exception to that rule. If you've already battled a coronavirus infection,it's possible that one dose may suffice.

"This has been rumored for a long time, that people with preexisting disease only need a single dose to get really long-lasting immunity," said Dr. George Rutherford, an infectious disease epidemiologist at UC San Francisco.

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech

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