FACT FINDERS: Should you get vaccinated when you have COVID-19?

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Updated: Jan. 6, 2021 at 5:23 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - If you contracted COVID-19 and recovered, medical experts think you to have some natural immunity.

Do you still need the vaccine? According to the CDC, the answer is yes.

“Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you,” the CDC wrote on its website.

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Experts aren’t sure how long your natural immunity will last and said the level of immunity can vary from person to person.

So, they recommend you still get the shot as additional protection.

If you currently have COVID? Should you get the vaccine and could it even be a treatment?

According to the Pima County Health Department, that answer is no.

“Individuals with an active case of COVID-19 need to wait until recovery before receiving the vaccine,” the PCHD said on its website.

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