There are several questions about vaccination against the coronavirus. Despite the fact that international studies are constantly published that demonstrate the benefits. However, one of the most constant is questioning whether people who have had COVID-19 really need the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated on October 4, its list of frequently asked questions about covid-19, including vaccination.
If I already had covid-19 and recovered, should I get vaccinated anyway? That’s one of the questions that was posted on the official CDC website.
In the response, the specialists were specific and indicated several reasons why people should be vaccinated regardless of whether they have had COVID-19 or not.
- Research has not yet shown how long a person is protected from COVID-19 after recovering from a COVID-19 infection.
- Vaccination gives you protection even if you have already had COVID-19.
In its response, the CDC added that Evidence is emerging that people gain better protection from being fully vaccinated than from having COVID-19. In addition, they indicated that a study showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to contract COVID-19 again than fully vaccinated people.
The CDC also indicated that if a person received a treatment for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, they should wait 90 days to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and suggest that you contact your doctor if you are not sure which treatments. received, or if you have more questions about getting the coronavirus vaccine.
In its recent update, the CDC reported that experts are still studying to determine how long vaccines protect against COVID-19. In addition, they assured that they will extend more explanations as new evidence becomes available.
For his part, New York Times In a digital publication on October 13, he indicated that American scientists have verified that people can emerge relatively unscathed from a second encounter with the virus, but the strength and durability of their immunity will depend on their age, health and severity. of the initial infection.
According to him New York TimesWhat happens with natural infection is that the person can be on the low end or very something, depending on the disease that he developed.
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So far, some studies have revealed that people who have strong natural immunity may be protected from reinfection for up to a year, but even they shouldn’t skip the vaccine, because boosting their immunity with a vaccine is likely to provide protection. durable against all variants of covid-19.
“If you got the infection and then got vaccinated, you have superpowers,” said Jennifer Gommerman, an immunologist at the University of Toronto. New York Times.
Without that boost, antibodies to an infection will decline, leaving people recovered from coronavirus vulnerable to reinfection and mild disease with variants, and perhaps susceptible to transmitting the virus to others, the US media said.
In accordance with New York Times, multiple studies have delved into the debate on whether to apply a booster and have drawn contradictory conclusions. In addition, in their publication they highlighted solid patterns such as that, two doses of an mRNA vaccine produce more antibodies and more reliably than an infection with Covid-19. But antibodies from a previous infection are more diverse, capable of defending against a wider range of variants, than those produced by vaccines.
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Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University, also collaborated with the American media and said that no person should try to acquire immunity through natural infection because it is too dangerous.