Should I Get Vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19?

Should I get vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19 ? Should everyone get vaccinated? If you are confused and also have questions like the above mentioned ones, read more to find out the answers . Health experts are strongly advising people who already had COVID-19 to get vaccinated.

Experts say,

· A person who had COVID-19 still needs to get vaccinated against the disease.
· The immune response after having the disease isn’t as strong as the defensive response that occurs after vaccination.
· People who had COVID-19 can still contract and transmit the corona virus more easily if they haven’t been vaccinated.

Their recommendation comes after Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who contracted COVID-19 in March 2020, stated he is not planning on getting vaccinated

“Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I’m not getting vaccinated because I’ve already had the disease and I have natural immunity,” he told a WABC radio show in New York.

That statement goes against the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which advises that people should be vaccinated no matter what i.e. if they had COVID-19 or not .

How long are you protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19?

“Experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible — although rare — that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again,” the CDC guidance state.

What happens when people don’t get vaccinated?

United States President , Joe Biden has announced that 70 percent of adults will be vaccinated with at least one shot by July 4 and its their goal right now . Which means almost a third of the population will be left unvaccinated which means the coronavirus could still have a chance to mutate.

We quote some of the important points said by the experts:

“A substantial number of people who are unvaccinated will continue to support the transmission of the virus and I think this will be more prominent in some communities than others”

“When I think about COVID-19, I think we are actually fighting a war”.

“We have a global war. It’s sort of like that movie ‘Independence Day’ when the aliens land on Earth. Well, the aliens have landed and there’s this virus that is killing off people, and the worst thing you can do when there is an enemy that you’re all fighting is for you to shoot each other.”

“Every time a new person is infected with the virus, the virus multiplies millions and billions of times . As it multiplies it mutates. Most of those mutations are harmless, but any one of those people could be a variant factor. They could suddenly develop a mutation by chance alone that would create a new and very dangerous variant. That’s a concept that’s not understood at all by the vast majority of people.”

“ Comments like those from Paul are damaging. She argues there needs to be a more united approach against COVID-19. We need to think about this in a much more ‘we’re in this together’ way and let’s figure out how we pull together to fight the enemy.”

After how many days can a COVID-19 patient be vaccinated ?

If you have been infected by COVID-19 your already weak and prone to more infections even COVID . Do not take your vaccine if you are not completely well . Its best if you are vaccinated after you are tested COVID negative . Note that its necessary you vaccinate . Covid-19 vaccine will not give you Covid-19. Do wait for at least 14 days after you were either diagnosed with Covid-19 or started having Covid-19 symptoms before getting a Covid-19 vaccine. The CDC advises to wait at least 90 days before getting a Covid-19 vaccine if you have received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma to treat your Covid-19. Consult your Doctor who treated you for COVID before vaccination .


So I hope that some of you questions like, ‘ Should I get vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19’ &  ‘Should everyone get vaccinated?’ has been answered.

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Subin Joshua
Author: Hi there, my name is Subin Joshua, and I am a Medical student. I grew up in a family of teachers and know that being a social worker is my calling. My passion for helping others has been evident in my involvement in helping the poor and needy for the last three years. Through those experiences, I have learned to interact with a diverse group of people, which has increased my ability to relate to others.