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I’ve had COVID, can I still get a vaccination?

Written by Caidr's team of doctors and pharmacists based in UK | Updated: 26.01.2023 | 1 min read

Even if you’ve had COVID, it’s important to get a vaccination or booster. This is because that while your body gets some immunity from the infection itself, this protection is short-lived, perhaps only a few weeks. By which time you are vulnerable to catching COVID again, and either getting symptoms or passing it on without knowing to those around you.

When can I book my jab?

If you’ve had COVID infection confirmed on a test, you should wait at least 28 days before having a vaccine or booster.

If you have COVID symptoms around the time of your vaccine or booster appointment, you should take a test and wait for the result, and postpone your appointment.

Even if you’ve had a mild version of COVID, a booster not only protects you from the risk of severe COVID disease, but also protects those more vulnerable in society from catching the virus and becoming unwell.

*Information correct on 17 January 2022

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