Why you should get a 3rd shot even after you’ve had COVID-19 – CBC

Dr. Bonnie Henry, SFU expert say vaccines enhance immune response more effectively than infection

Jan 06, 2022

Vaccinated individuals who have recently been infected with COVID-19 should still get a third shot, despite the natural immune response from the infection itself, according to B.C.’s provincial health officer and an SFU expert.

“When you are feeling better and recovered from that infection, then you can get your booster dose and we do encourage you to get your booster dose,” Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday at a news conference.

Ralph Pantophlet, an associate professor in Simon Fraser University’s faculty of health sciences, says just as people who were infected prior to the introduction of vaccines were encouraged to get immunized, vaccinated people who are infected should get a third shot post-recovery as the level of natural immunity following an infection varies from person to person.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-booster-after-covid-19-infection-1.6306330

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