Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions 3425

COVID-19 Vaccine
My 26 year old, unvaccinated granddaughter is recovering from the Delta variant. She spent 12 days in extreme misery, lost 14 pounds, and experienced every symptom. Should she get vaccinated and, if so, how soon? Or does she now have immunity? Thank you for all your hard work.

We recommend waiting until acute infection has passed and the isolation window is over as per CDC guidelines:

"Vaccination of people with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection should be deferred until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and they have met criteria to discontinue isolation. This recommendation applies to people who experience SARS-CoV-2 infection before receiving any vaccine dose and those who experience SARS-CoV-2 infection after the first dose of an mRNA vaccine but before receipt of the second dose."

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Regarding the window of protection post-infection we still aren’t totally sure about; studies are ongoing but suggest likely a few months.