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Immune system takes 21 days to respond to vaccine: Expert

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It will take at least 14 to 21 days for the immune system to respond to the COVID-19 vaccine, Prof. Neelika Malavige of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she said it is applicable to any vaccine and added that is how the vaccine responds to one's immune system.

She said this in response to the claims made by various parties with regards to shortcomings in vaccination.

“Nobody's immune system responds to any vaccine immediately. It will take at least 21 days to respond. So COVID-19 vaccine is no exception to this process,” she underlined.

Prof. Malavige also reiterated that the research carried out on blood samples of about 2,000 health workers who have already been administered with the vaccine against COVID-19 shown positive results so far. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 10

  • Sam Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:23 PM

    please address this to the party people.

    Kebbiet RN Tuesday, 09 March 2021 09:05 PM

    "fully vaccinated persons may develop asymptomatic infections and inadvertently spread the virus"..... Written at the 5th grade level so that ordinary, plain language Americans may understand: This shot does not make you immune to Covid-19. Even after you have received all recommended shots, and allowed time for your body to mount a defense to Covid-19, You may still get sick. Hopefully not intensive care or ventilator sick, for the most part, but you can get Covid-19 even after you get the shots. You may not know that you are sick (asymptomatic) and you may not mean to infect others, but you may still spread the disease if you are within 6 feet of other people without a mask. We don't know whether you will need an annual booster. A vaccine confers immunity. Re-defining "vaccine" as something that keeps you out of the ICU, but does not confer immunity is a re-imagining of the medical vocabulary

    Damith Wickramanayake Tuesday, 09 March 2021 10:34 PM

    @Kebbiet RN You are so CORRECT !!!!

    The Truth Tuesday, 09 March 2021 11:53 PM

    Why are you talking in certainties when NO ONE IN THIS WORLD fully understands how the immune system works. The reason the world is in this predicament is because the SCIENTISTS were kept away for centuries from the Clinical Medicine while the Doctors ran the clinical medicine pretending to be experts. Now we have the pandemic and suddenly the Scientists are being asked to find the answers. If the Scientists who are proper Biologists and Chemists had been leading the Medicine instead of the Doctors ,they would have found all the answers decades ago and We Would Not Be Facing A Pandemic.

    Selvakumar Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:54 AM

    Vaccines given the feedback after vaccinate 14 or 21 days but how it’s running with human body’s

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:38 AM

    A low profile and unassuming personality whose advise should be taken for granted and heard widely. The type of medical professional needed for the hour.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:38 AM

    A low profile and unassuming personality whose advise should be taken for granted and heard widely. The type of medical professional needed for the hour.

    samson de silva Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:47 AM

    You see, this is the problem with these vaccines, or whatever you call 'em, coming from the West. With our own dhammika paniya, there is immediate protection. Didn't these people at the Jayawardanapura university, say so.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:50 AM

    The Sinhalese believe this vaccine can make their men impotent. This is another psychological problem with Sinhalese in addition to their other issues of racism and religious intolerance.

    vince Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:38 PM

    Why can,t these experts come out with specifics. Positive results? What are they? Do tell us, the ones without degrees and other qualifications. As for the 21 days we knew about it in late 2020.


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