VERIFY: Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’ve already had the virus?

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When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, will it be recommended for those who have already had coronavirus to get vaccinated?

WASHINGTON — QUESTION:

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’ve already had the virus?

Experts say it will likely be recommended as it is unclear how long any antibodies remain in your system, and whether they provide any immunity to reinfection.

Dr. Linda Nabha- Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr. Stuart Ray- Professor of Medicine- Johns Hopkins Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- “Busting Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccination”

Recent news about COVID-19 vaccine candidates touting promising efficacy rates, has lots of people searching for information online.

There’s been a lot of confusion and discussion about whether getting the virus means you are immune from getting it again, especially as a vaccine becomes a reality.

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So we’re verifying: 

Should you get a vaccine if you’ve already tested positive for COVID-19?

Our sources are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Linda Nabha, an infectious diseases specialist and Dr. Stuart Ray, professor of medicine at John’s Hopkins Medicine.

“Based on what we know, right now, it’s likely …

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