I had COVID-19 and recovered, should I get vaccinated? How long after COVID-19 is it safe to get vaccinated?

I had COVID-19 and recovered, should I get vaccinated? How long after COVID-19 is it safe to get vaccinated?

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The question is:

Should I get vaccinated if I have COVID-19 and recovered? When is it safe to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

The answer is:

If you had COVID-19, you should still obtain both doses of the vaccine (if it’s a two-dose series) once you’ve recovered.  When you contract COVID-19, your body develops antibodies spontaneously, but we don’t know how long this immunity lasts or how many antibodies your body makes. This is why some people have had COVID-19 many times and why vaccination is still recommended. Before having your vaccine, you do not need to get a COVID-19 illness or antibody test.

Individuals who have COVID-19 should wait until they have recovered from their acute illness and have been notified by public health that they are no longer required to isolate. It is critical that you wait the entire isolation period before receiving the vaccine to avoid spreading the virus to others at your immunization facility.

Please keep in mind that the situation around COVID-19 vaccines in BC is always evolving, thus all information is subject to change.


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Today was my first vaccination!! I’ve never been happier to get stabbed

May 29, 2021, Ashlena (@ashlenasharma)

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