If I had COVID-19, do I still need to get vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged. Experts are still studying how long your immune system protects you from COVID-19 after you had it — and they recommend that people who had COVID-19 and got better get vaccinated.

Emerging evidence shows that getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection to your immune system. Visit the Centers for Disease Control website to learn more.