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Is it better to get natural immunity to COVID-19 rather than immunity from a vaccine?

2020-12-22T14:38:22-06:00December 22nd, 2020|

No. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection lasts. Vaccination is the best protection, and it is safe. People who get COVID-19 can have serious illnesses, and some have debilitating symptoms that persist for months.

Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying medical condition?

2020-12-22T14:37:45-06:00December 22nd, 2020|

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people with underlying health problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and obesity. People with these conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?

2020-12-22T14:35:44-06:00December 22nd, 2020|

Yes. CDC recommends that you get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19, because you can catch it more than once. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last.

Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?

2020-12-22T14:35:49-06:00December 22nd, 2020|

No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use or in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before [...]