People who have been exposed to COVID-19 can get the vaccine if they do not have symptoms and have not tested positive for COVID-19. However, they should take precautions and follow the CDC’s exposure guidance. They should wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time they are around others inside their home or indoors in public for 10 days after their exposure.
People with COVID-19 should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation, even if they were asymptomatic. If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next COVID-19 vaccine by 3 months from when your symptoms started or when you received a positive test, but it is not necessary.