Many people seem to believe that if they already had COVID-19, they don’t need the vaccine because they’ve already been infected with the virus.
Experts disagree- if someone has already been infected they do still need the vaccine.
It’s hard to tell if someone who has been infected has a reasonable amount of antibodies, and the measurements can vary.
The CDC states:
“Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 because:
- Research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 again after you recover from COVID-19.
- Vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19.”
A study even showed that someone who already had COVID was twice as likely to contract it again compared to vaccinated individuals.
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