Myth or Fact?
I already had COVID-19, so I don’t need the vaccine.Myth
Fact is – even if you had COVID-19, you can get it again. Getting vaccinated is the safer and more dependable way to build immunity to COVID-19.
Fact-Checked by: Dr. Karyl Rattay, Former Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health
Here is a list of studies and sources to reference on the vaccine’s effectiveness against serious illness.
- Vaccines can offer a more reliable and effective immune boost than a natural infection can (CDC).
- People who’ve been infected with the coronavirus tend to have lower levels of antibodies than those who’ve been vaccinated (CDC).
- Studies also suggest that the antibodies produced after vaccination tend to remain at protective levels for longer than those produced with a natural infection (CDC).
Stats on COVID-19
For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community