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If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with 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. You may consider delaying your vaccine by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you received a positive test. 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.

Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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1. Who is eligible to receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine?
2. What is an updated COVID-19 vaccine?
3. Should I get an updated COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve previously gotten a COVID-19 booster?
4. Can I get an updated COVID-19 dose if I haven’t been vaccinated yet?
5. Can I still get a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?
6. Where can I get the updated COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
8. What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
9. How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
10. How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?
11. Why should I consider vaccinating my child? 
12. If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
13. Do I need to pay for the vaccine?
14. What is a vaccination record card?
15. If I have an underlying health condition, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
16. Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I've had an allergic reaction to a vaccine in the past?
17. Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
18. Where can I report side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
19. What is VAERS?
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