If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination provides strong protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death in all age groups. Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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1. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
2. Will I have a positive COVID-19 test after getting the vaccine?
3. If I’ve been vaccinated and was exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do I need to quarantine?
4. If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
5. Can I get my flu shot at the same time as my COVID shot?
6. Can women who are pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Does the vaccine have any side effects?
8. What is V-safe?
9. How much does the vaccine cost?