You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. 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. You may consider delaying your next vaccine by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you received a positive test. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19. People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.
All COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19, especially severe disease, hospitalization and death. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine gives most people a high level of protection against COVID-19, even in people who have already been sick with COVID-19.