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Some people with blood cancers, however, may not be as well protected.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
The protein subunit vaccine provides 100% protection against moderate or severe disease, hospitalization and death.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents; trials for younger children are now underway.
People with immune deficiency may not respond as well to vaccines but could still gain some protection.
The CDC and FDA confirmed that the vaccine is safe, and said the recent pause should be lifted for all groups.
The federal government has paused administration of the vaccine while it investigates a rare blood clotting disorder.
Experts don’t yet know what causes long COVID or why some people have persistent symptoms while others recover in weeks or even days.
Research suggests protective effect of natural infection or vaccination is likely to be persistent.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop in the United States, but a global pandemic cannot be defeated in one country.
The protein vaccine was 96% effective against the original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, but less so against new variants.
Experts say it’s complicated, noting that the output of raw materials and assembly lines can’t be ratcheted up at the push of a button.
Study findings may help explain why wearing masks has been linked to lower disease severity in people with COVID-19.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is easier to store and deliver, will help speed up the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
People who have had COVID-19 appear to be protected against reinfection for at least a few months.
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