If I Had Covid before and survived it. Do I need to take the vaccine?
People who have survived a COVID-19 infection can wonder if they need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus when their turn comes.
As a result of forming an immune response to the SARS-Cov-2 virus, the COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against the disease. Immunity may be developed by vaccination, which reduces the risk of contracting the disease and its effects.
If you are exposed to the virus, immunity will aid you in fighting it. Being vaccinated can also protect others around you since you are less likely to infect others if you are protected from infection and disease.
This is especially important for people who are at a higher risk of COVID-19-related serious illness, such as healthcare providers, the elderly, and people with other medical conditions.
Experts claim that any previously infected individual still needs the shot because they could be susceptible to reinfection.
If you’ve had COVID-19 before, you’ve probably gained some natural immunity to it after you’ve recovered, though it’s unclear how long that immunity will last. We believe the vaccine will improve your safety while posing no risk.
WHO claims that it is not known how long natural or vaccine immunity lasts, so people with asymptomatic or moderate cases of COVID-19 may not have developed any long-term immunity.
Even if they’ve already had COVID-19, it’s recommended that people get the vaccine when it’s their turn.
It’s important to note that even after you’ve gotten the vaccine, you should continue to wear your mask and take other precautionary measures. Even after your second shot, you won’t be fully protected from contracting COVID-19 or transmitting it to others but your chance of been seriously ill or dying from it is markedly reduced.
Until a larger percentage of the population is vaccinated, we MUST all do our best to protect ourselves and those around us.