Getting Vaccines If You Had or Currently Have COVID-19
Get Vaccinated, Even If You’ve Had COVID
Because immunity decreases over time, it is till important to get vaccinated even if you were infected with COVID. Vaccination after infection gives you more protection against getting reinfected or hospitalized, according to the CDC.
If You Recently Had COVID
People who have COVID can get the vaccine after they have recovered and have ended isolation. This includes people who received treatment for COVID.
If you were sick with COVID wait until you have recovered and are out of isolation before getting a COVID vaccine. If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (whether a primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.
Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors, such as personal risk of severe disease, or risk of disease in a loved one or close contact, local COVID-19 Community Level, and the most common COVID-19 variant currently causing illness, could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later.
If you are getting a flu shot
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu shot at the same time.