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If I have caught COVID-19, do I still need vaccination?

By Ma Chi | njylgcgl.org | Updated: 2021-03-12 14:25
A medical worker administers a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a temporary vaccination site in Haidian district of Beijing, Jan 31, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

For most infectious diseases, such as smallpox, measles, and chicken pox, those who have contracted the pathogens will develop a certain degree of immunity against the disease. And generally speaking, they don't need to be vaccinated.

Though there are reports of COVID-19 re-infection, these are individual cases, and more research is required to draw a conclusion on the risk.

Currently, confirmed COVID-19 patients and asymptomatic patients are not suggested to take the shot.

The answer is based on information provided by the National Health Commission

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