Should a person who was previously infected with COVID-19 still be vaccinated?

Vaccination may be offered regardless of a person’s history of symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Vaccination is still important following natural infection, as it can boost the person’s immunity and provide added protection against reinfection.

Persons with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection should be vaccinated after they are no longer in isolation and do not have a fever.

WHO does not recommend pre-vaccination screening for prior infection.