You should still get vaccinated even if you already beat COVID-19 once

[Fox 9 News, April 29, 2021] Minnesota health leaders are urging everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine -- even if you have already beat the virus once.

Speaking Thursday, doctors want to make it clear that even those who have previously recovered from COVID-19 should get the shot.

Those who have had the virus have likely developed antibodies to help fend off reinfection but studies show that immunity is not guaranteed. An Allina Health infectious disease specialist says vaccinations offer another layer of protection for anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past.

"If you got a case of COVID and it was really mild, you might be getting overconfident," said Dr. Frank Rhame. "The people who get COVID who have a bad case, I don’t understand why they aren’t grabbing every bit of immunity they can get."

Posted on April 29, 2021 in coronavirusVaccine

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