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

Data from Pfizer’s clinical trials suggest that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are likely safe and effective in people who have recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends waiting at least 90 days after recovering from COVID-19 before getting the vaccine. It is currently unknown how long natural immunity lasts after recovering from COVID-19.  Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, and cases of reinfection have been reported.  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) makes recommendations on how to best use COVID-19 vaccines, and the FDA authorizes use. We will allow for all permissible uses once they are authorized.

See More Questions...