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2021-05-16

What if I already had COVID-19, should I get the vaccine?

What if I already had COVID-19, should I get the vaccine?

Because reinfection is possible and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, it’s recommended that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you’ve had COVID-19 , you might delay vaccination until 90 days after your diagnosis.

Does a positive antibody test mean that I am immune to COVID-19?

A: A positive antibody test does not necessarily mean you are immune from SARS-CoV-2 infection, as it is not known whether having antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 will protect you from getting infected again. It also does not indicate whether you can infect other people with SARS-CoV-2.

Can you get Covid after second vaccine?

People can still catch the coronavirus more than two weeks after the second dose, but being fully vaccinated limits severe illness.

Can I be infected with COVID-19 if I am more than 6 feet away?

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Can COVID-19 symptoms worsen suddenly?

Moderate symptoms can progress into severe symptoms suddenly, especially in people who are older or who have chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer or chronic respiratory problems.

Who is at risk for severe COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new disease and CDC is learning more about it every day. Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die. People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions (which now include pregnancy) are also at increased risk for severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Can COVID-19 cause a stroke?

First, infections and inflammation increase the risk of stroke. COVID-19 is an infection that produces a strong inflammatory reaction from the body. Second, COVID-19 seems to trigger cardiac events: heart attack, dangerous heart rhythms, etc. All of these factors can lead to a stroke.