If I have already had COVID-19, do I still need to get the vaccine?

Yes, the CDC recommends that all individuals receive a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of history of COVID-19 infection. In the trials to approve the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the vaccine provided additional protection to participants with a history of COVID-19.

Per the CDC, persons with documented COVID-19 may choose to delay vaccination for up to 90 days post-infection if desired based on low probability of reinfection within this time period.

Individuals with current symptomatic COVID-19 infection should wait until symptoms resolve and quarantine period has ended before getting vaccinated.