Should you get vaccinated if you’ve already had COVID-19?
Yes, you should still get a COVID-19 vaccine even after getting COVID-19! It is not yet known how long protective immunity lasts after SARS-CoV-2 infection and the degree and duration of protection may vary from person to person. Additionally, people who have had COVID-19 are susceptible to re-infection.
COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective even among those who already had COVID-19 – think of the vaccine as a way to give your immune system a boost!
Follow your local health authority guidelines for vaccination among those who have had COVID-19. Recommendations may include waiting a certain period of time between when you recover from COVID-19 and when you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.