If I already had COVID-19 should I still get the vaccine?

Yes. The protection someone gets from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies depending on the disease and from person to person. Since this virus is new, it is unknown how long natural immunity will last. As experts continue to study both the virus and the vaccines, we will continue to learn more. However, building immunity from a vaccine is a much safer option than to risk the complications from becoming ill from COVID-19. Learn more.

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1. Will the vaccine give me COVID-19 or make me sick?
2. How can I get notified about COVID-19 vaccine status updates?
3. If I already had COVID-19 should I still get the vaccine?
4. I’m a healthy adult, why should I get a vaccine?
5. I went all year without getting COVID-19, why should I get a vaccine now?
6. If I can build immunity to COVID-19 naturally, why should I get a vaccine?
7. Is the vaccine effective against new COVID-19 variants?
8. What are mRNA vaccines and how do they work?
9. Can I still test positive for COVID-19 after getting the vaccine?
10. Does immunity after getting COVID-19 last longer than protection from COVID-19 vaccines?
11. How long will immunity from the COVID-19 vaccine last?
12. Will the COVID-19 vaccine stop the pandemic?
13. What percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated to have herd immunity to COVID-19?
14. When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?
15. Why should I get a vaccine if my children can’t get a vaccine yet? I’m still exposed to them.