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Ask 2: If I test positive for COVID-19, should I still get the vaccine?

A nurse prepares a vaccine prior to the vaccination of elderly people at a nursing house in Athens, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Vaccinations were expanded from 9 to 50 hospitals nationwide on Monday. (Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool via AP)
A nurse prepares a vaccine prior to the vaccination of elderly people at a nursing house in Athens, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Vaccinations were expanded from 9 to 50 hospitals nationwide on Monday. (Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool via AP)

HOUSTON – At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

Question: If I test positive for COVID-19, should I still get the vaccine?

Answer: Despite being previously infected with COVID-19, reinfection is still possible.

Although antibodies offer some level of protection against the virus, experts are unsure of how long natural immunity lasts.

For this reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people previously infected may be advised to receive the vaccine.

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