For those who do recover from COVID-19, the body builds up natural immunity which can last for some months, and sometimes, as newer studies have suggested, may even last for a lifetime.
However, the immune response in itself can differ based on a number of factors- including the severity of infection you have had, pre-existing illness and age.
People who have had milder infection, or were asymptomatic may, for example, tend to have lesser antibody response, in comparison to a patient who had serious illness or had a brush with COVID hospitalization. But does this mean that peak immunity may only build up for those with severe illness? Are mild and asymptomatic patients at risk?
Here’s all you need to know about natural immunity post coronavirus infection and how long it may last: