The sudden increase in COVID-19 cases can only be dealt with effectively if everyone gets vaccinated. The vaccination drive for people between the ages of 18 and 45 has recently begun and getting vaccinated as soon as possible appears to be the only way to deal with the pandemic and rising infection rates.
When you get vaccinated, your body produces antibodies that allow it to develop immunity to the novel coronavirus. But what if you get a shot after contracting the infection? There are numerous questions about the vaccination that recently recovered COVID-19 patients have. Continue reading to learn when you should get vaccinated after recovering from an infection.
1. Currently, all coronavirus vaccines in development are more than 80% effective and extremely promising in terms of reducing symptoms, severity, mortality, and recovery time. Even if you are at risk of becoming infected again, getting vaccinated will help reduce your chances of contracting it and will boost your protection and immunity.
2. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have recently recovered may be able to postpone their vaccination for a few weeks because a previous infection with coronavirus confers natural immunity for a set period of time.
3. According to studies, someone who has had COVID-19 develops natural immunity, the severity of which is determined by the severity of the infection, the history of infection, and the presence of chronic ailments. As a result, it is recommended that a person who has had COVID-19 get vaccinated within 2-8 weeks of infection.
4. A person should not get vaccinated until he or she has fully recovered from the infection, as visiting a vaccination site may contribute to the spread of infection to others. If a person contracts the infection after receiving the first dose, it is recommended that they rest for two weeks and follow the dosing schedules specified in the vaccine.
5. It is strongly advised that everyone receive both doses of the vaccine. Some people believe that because they have had COVID-19, they only need one dose of the vaccine, but this is not entirely correct.