Effectiveness of one coronavirus vaccine against others

eAwaz Health

New York – The US researchers have found for the first time that Covid-19 vaccines and prior Covid infections can provide broad immunity against other similar coronaviruses. Lead author Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Assistant Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at North-western University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said: “Until our study, what hasn’t been clear is if you get exposed to one coronavirus, could you have cross-protection across other coronaviruses? And we showed that is the case. We found that these individuals developed antibody responses that neutralised a common cold coronavirus, HCoV-OC43. We are now measuring how long this cross-protection lasts.”