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Can I get COVID-19 twice?

2022-07-30 10:00:03
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Can I get COVID-19 twice?

The protection you get may be unpredictable, according to doctors, and those who have more severe bouts of COVID-19 typically end up with more robust protection from the virus. To prevent COVID-19 reinfections, health officials say vaccination is the best bet.

Should I get a second booster shot against COVID-19?

"At this time, CDC does not have a recommendation for a fourth dose/second booster dose for most Americans," says Scott Pauley, a CDC spokesperson.

What happens if you take the second COVID-19 vaccine?

When you take two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the first dose is the first time for your body to see the spike protein that the COVID-19 vaccines produce, and your body begins to develop an immune response. But that happens slowly. Then when you come back with a second dose, your body is ready to attack it.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?

People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Should you get the Covid vaccine if you have an autoimmune disease?

The American College of Rheumatology COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance recommends that people with autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic disease (which includes lupus) get the vaccine unless they have an allergy to an ingredient in the vaccine.

What medications should be avoided before the COVID-19 vaccine?

It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine – such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen – before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent vaccine-related side effects.

What pain medication can I take after the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control says that you can take over-the-counter pain medicine, such as ibuprofen (like Advil), aspirin, antihistamines or acetaminophen (like Tylenol), if you have side effects after getting vaccinated for Covid. As with any medication, the CDC recommends talking to your doctor first.

How can I reduce the pain after the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Use or exercise your arm.