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Yes, absolutely. In almost every case, I would recommend getting vaccinated. It protects not only you, but also those who are close to you and the people you love. While we know recovering from a COVID infection means you will have circulating antibodies in your system, we are still learning about how the immune system handles the antibody response after a natural infection. With vaccination, we know that people with healthy immune systems are getting a great antibody response. On top of that, if you live with people who are at higher risk of severe infection or may not develop a strong antibody level after vaccination, getting your own COVID vaccination may make it less likely that you will transmit the virus to them.

The current guidance says that as long as you are no longer at risk of exposing other people to the virus, you can get your vaccine at any time. That means that once you are no longer in isolation and are no longer infectious, any time is fine. With some viruses, such as chicken pox, being infected with the virus itself grants stronger immune protection than the chicken pox vaccine; however, in those cases, you then have to deal with all the complications of having the virus.

With natural immunity, which is the protection we get after being infected with a virus, the immune response can be variable. And there is likely beneficial variation in the types of antibodies being produced. The vaccinations currently available in the U. New vaccines are being created that make antibodies to other parts of the virus as well. Both immunity from natural infection and vaccination stimulate a T-cell response that will hopefully provide you with protection from the virus for a longer time. On the other hand, we do know that the vaccine is very protective. In most people, getting vaccinated generates a lot of antibodies.

So far, the vaccines appear to be incredibly effective, especially when it comes to preventing severe infections, hospitalizations and death. There are a lot of anecdotal reports that many people who have had COVID experience stronger side effects after their first vaccine dose, while most people who have never had COVID have a stronger response after the second dose. Personally, I found the side effects of my first vaccine to be pretty strong — it felt like I had COVID again — but this time without the scary cough and shortness of breath.

I had a high fever, chills and muscle aches, but it was not as overwhelming as I had feared. After a day or two, I was back to normal, and the side effects were certainly easier to manage than being sick with COVID It was helpful to expect the side effects and to know my immune system was getting a boost. I was lucky to be able to plan to spend a day or two in bed.

After my second vaccine, I just had a sore arm. In the majority of cases, these are people who are being screened asymptomatically and just happen to be positive for the virus, or who show mild symptoms of the virus. We can predict who might not have the best immune response to the vaccine — these are usually people who have other health conditions affecting the strength of their immune system, such as organ transplants or cancer.

These people are likely to have already been taking precautions to prevent illness even before the pandemic and will most benefit from continuing to follow other guidance on preventing COVID even after their vaccination, such as mask wearing and social distancing. We also think that the amount of virus a person is exposed to can influence the severity of infection. So even as masking guidance changes and people start gathering in larger crowds again, individuals should be aware of their own comfort levels and remember that even after vaccination, there is still some risk of possible infection.

I understand. I was nervous about getting my vaccine, too! But when my ticket came up, I decided to get my vaccine. I knew that it would give me more protection in the long term, and I had other personal reasons, too. I wanted to feel comfortable seeing my parents again — to spend time with my family and not worry about spreading the virus. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be vaccinated, and I hope that my patients will choose to be vaccinated, too. Top Stories. Do I need to get a vaccine? Newsletter Get more with UChicago News delivered to your inbox.

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