Get Vaccinated Even If You've Had COVID-19

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By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health

Even if you previously had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated.

Recent research suggests that people who have had COVID-19 should be immunized.

We do know, that the immunity against SARS-CoV2 wild type as well as the newer variants will be significantly better after vaccination.

Individuals who had COVID-19 may only require one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine to achieve optimal protection.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are unsure what treatments you received, please talk to your doctor.

In Santa Barbara County, all residents age 16 and older are eligible for a vaccine. Please click here for more information about the vaccines and appointments.

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a-1619140157 Apr 22, 2021 06:09 PM
Get Vaccinated Even If You've Had COVID-19

Except vaccine deniers can kill by spreading the virus, not to mention acting as a source of variants, so it's everyone's business.

Seabird Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Get Vaccinated Even If You've Had COVID-19

Eh, let people who want to get it, receive it; let those who choose not to, not. Fact is, the majority of people ARE receiving the vaccine and progress is being made. No need to attack those who choose to - or choose NOT to - receive the vaccine. It is what it is. Mind your beeswax.

Chip of SB Apr 22, 2021 01:11 PM
Get Vaccinated Even If You've Had COVID-19

Here is the fact sheet for the Pfizer vaccine on the fda’s website. It explains what an EUA is and the conditions under which it is allowed. It also explains that the Pfizer vaccine “has not undergone the same type of review as an fda approved and cleared product.” Similar fact sheets are available for the other vaccines.

a-1619121125 Apr 22, 2021 12:52 PM
Get Vaccinated Even If You've Had COVID-19

That's just ignorant nonsense.

PitMix Apr 22, 2021 11:56 AM
Get Vaccinated Even If You've Had COVID-19

And if you are continuing to have after-effects from Covid as a long-hauler, the vaccine can sometimes help with that. They think the vaccine helps your immune system fight against some of those effects.


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