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Had COVID-19 recently? Find out when you can get your vaccination

by Guy Murphy

Had COVID-19 recently? Find out when you can get your vaccination

With COVID-19 cases so high over the Christmas many people were unable to get their vaccination and remain without long term protection against the virus. It is really important that anyone still waiting to get a COVID-19 1st, 2nd or booster jab, gets it as soon as they can.

How long do I need to wait for my vaccine if I’ve recently COVID-19?

Knowsley residents aged 18+ can get their vaccine 28 days after a positive test for COVID-19 or 28 days after symptoms started, whichever is earlier.

Children aged 12-17 should wait 12 weeks after between a positive test and a first or second dose vaccine for children of this age group.

Why should I get the vaccine?

Although restrictions have been lifted, the virus has not gone away, and it is important that we all take steps to protect ourselves, our friends and our loved ones.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccination means that you are much less likely to get seriously sick if you do catch the virus. It also reduces the chances of you passing it on which means you also help protect those around you.

By reducing the risk of you getting COVID-19, you can keep life moving and carry on enjoying the things you love like going out, heading to festivals and events or going on holiday.

If I recently had COVID-19, don’t I have natural immunity?

Although having the virus may give you some immunity, only being fully vaccinated with your first, second and booster dose (if eligible) can offer you the best protection from the virus.

Even if you’ve had coronavirus, you could still get it again. The vaccine reduces your chances of catching the virus, spreading the virus and getting seriously sick.