If I have already contracted and recovered from Covid-19, should I get the vaccine?

Updated November 11, 2021

Yes. You should get the Covid-19 vaccine even if you have been infected with Covid-19. This is because evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had Covid-19.

In addition, it is not required for employees previously infected with Covid-19 to wait 90 days after infection to receive the vaccine. However, if you were treated for Covid-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a Covid-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a Covid-19 vaccine. 

Individuals who are currently infected with Covid-19 should get vaccinated after their infection ends and isolation orders are lifted, provided they were not treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma.