Can people who have previously experienced COVID-19 infection still be vaccinated?


Data from clinical studies indicate that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in individuals with a previous COVID-19 infection. Vaccination of symptomatic individuals with current COVID-19 infection should be postponed until the individual has recovered. Vaccination is recommended for this group of people because the duration of protection following infection is not known and the presence or absence of antibodies prior to vaccination is not monitored. It is important that hygiene rules continue to be followed during vaccination so that both healthcare staff and others remain protected.

A booster dose is recommended at least 14 days after recovery from symptomatic COVID-19 infection or 14 days after a positive PCR test (for asymptomatic COVID-19).