According to medical experts and health agencies, people should get vaccinated regardless of whether they have previously been infected with COVID-19 because it remains unclear how strong or long-lasting the protection from natural antibodies is.
Studies have shown that vaccination provides a strong boost in protection in people who have recovered from COVID-19, according to the CDC.
COVID-19 vaccines provide a strong, robust immune response that’s much safer and more protective than acquiring immunity through natural infection, according to health agencies.
A previous COVID-19 diagnosis may offer some “natural” protection in the form of immunity but there is no way of telling how long those antibodies may last, the CDC said.
The World Health Organization says all recommended doses of the vaccine should be taken, even if you’ve already had COVID-19.