For the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 vaccine Valneva, and Novavax (Nuvaxovid) vaccines, the recommended doses are required for you to be considered fully vaccinated (recommendation by the National Vaccination Board). For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the National Vaccination Board also recommends that you get a second vaccine. Please note that the second dose should be an mRNA vaccine (BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna). Depending on the vaccine, you can get your second dose between 3 and 8 weeks after your first dose:
- BioNTech/Pfizer 3-6 weeks,
- Moderna 3-6 weeks,
- AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) 4-8 weeks,
- Novavax (Nuvaxovid) 3-6 weeks,
- Johnson & Johnson (Jansson) 4-8 weeks,
- COVID-19 vaccine Valneva 4 weeks.
You will start developing antibodies after the first dose and protection will set in three weeks after. For a complete basic immunisation and a lasting protection, three doses are required. After the second dose, it will take around 7 days until your body has built up sufficient immunity to protect you.