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No, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine doesn't only last 8 months

As case counts begin to rise across Arkansas, a lot of concern has grown around the length of time you are protected against COVID-19 after getting the vaccine.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As case counts begin to rise across the state, a lot of concern has grown around the length of time you are protected against COVID-19 if you get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Let’s VERIFY.

VERIFY viewer Latonya Clay asks, “Is it true that the J&J vaccine only lasts for 8 months?” And, “If we took that shot should we take one of the other vaccines?”

The answer to both of those questions is no.

Our sources are Johnson & Johnson and the Arkansas Department of Health.

The confusion could be coming from an announcement Johnson & Johnson made earlier this month where they said the data from their vaccine study showed immune response lasted through at least eight months.

A spokesperson with ADH said, “People are likely conflating at least eight months with only eight months.  As you can see in the below J&J release, eight months was the most recent time point they had in the study.”

We can VERIFY it is not true the J&J vaccine only lasts eight months and if you took that vaccine, you do not need to take one of the other ones.

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