Can I get the vaccine if I have COVID or have had another vaccine recently?

Yes. The CDC has advised that you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine even if you have received another vaccine recently. You can even receive other necessary vaccines on the same day you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, like for the flu or other diseases.

People who are actively sick with COVID-19 should wait until they have recovered and can no longer spread the virus before getting their vaccine.  Once you have recovered, it is safe to get vaccinated with any COVID-19 vaccine if you have been infected in the past.

If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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1. Where can I get a vaccine?
2. Can children receive the vaccine?
3. Where can I get more information about COVID-19 vaccines?
4. Why should I get the vaccine?
5. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
6. How do I know the vaccine is safe?
7. Will the vaccine give me COVID-19? Or make me sick?
8. If I get the vaccine, am I immune to COVID-19?
9. What will the vaccine cost?
10. Can I get the vaccine if I have COVID or have had another vaccine recently?
11. Do I need to have an appointment to get a vaccine?