Duration of immunity (protection from reinfection) following SARS-CoV-2 infection

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
Record ID 32018001677
Authors' objectives: The purpose of this report is to outline the advice provided to NPHET by HIQA, with consideration of the scientific literature, international public policy and input from the COVID-19 EAG regarding the policy question: “How long does protective immunity last in individuals who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 and subsequently recovered”. The advice also reflects the findings of a discussion with the HIQA COVID-19 EAG considering key issues relating to the policy question.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2021
Requestor: National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
Country: Ireland
MeSH Terms
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • Reinfection
  • Immunity
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Time Factors
  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Recurrence
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Immunity
  • Re-infection
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Contact Email: info@hiqa.ie
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