Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Ilan Shapiro, MD explains that even people who have had COVID still need to get vaccinated to be protected from future infection.
A follow up question that I get a lot is that, “Bueno, I got COVID-19. Do I get the vaccine?” And the answer is, “Yes, yes and yes.” And a lot of people well, “You told me, Doc, that, you know, if I get COVID-19 I get antibodies.” The truth is, yes. But right now, the thing that we do not know is how long do they last for and if they are protective on the long-term. That’s why we’re recommending everybody that already have COVID-19 to get the vaccine in order to be fully protected.