Professor reveals Covid vaccine doesn't give protection until up to a month has passed

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Professor Sir Mark Walport, former government chief scientific adviser spoke on BBC Breakfast to discuss the new Indian variants rise in cases and how the vaccine may help with this.

When asked about how the race for everyone to be vaccinated should be intensified with the option of possibly distributing the vaccine to younger individuals so that they have some protection, Professor Walport said: “The vaccine doesn’t give you instant protection it takes at least two weeks or so after the first dose to start having an effect.

“Vaccination on its own is not the instant magic bullet”

He added that the race between the virus and vaccinations, however, has just intensified.



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