I am just recovering from testing positive for COVID and I eventually want to get my vaccine. Is there a recommended waiting period to get the vaccine after you've recovered from having COVID?
Here's from an interview with an infectious disease expert named Kristine Englund.
“The time frame we recommend for being vaccinated after having a COVID-19 infection is as soon as you’re out of quarantine,” says Dr. Englund.
There is one caveat, however.
If you’ve received monoclonal antibodies, you must wait 90 days after recovering from COVID-19 to receive the vaccine. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in a laboratory that mimic your body’s immune response. Dr. Englund says some people might not need to be hospitalized for COVID-19, but might receive these antibodies from their doctor as an infusion treatment to help fight the virus.
“If you’ve had that monoclonal antibody, it is going to keep you from being able to develop a nice, robust response to the vaccine. So that’s why we have to wait 90 days until that monoclonal antibody has gotten out of your system.”