I had COVID-19 disease and I still have symptoms (I am a COVID long hauler). Will getting the vaccine make my symptoms worse? Is it safe for me to get the vaccine?

Question: 

I had COVID-19 disease and I still have symptoms (I am a COVID long hauler). Will getting the vaccine make my symptoms worse? Is it safe for me to get the vaccine?

Answer: 

In general, it is safe to get the vaccine once you’ve fully recovered from COVID-19. Long haulers is a term given to people who have had COVID-19 disease, are no longer contagious, but still have symptoms.

There is no evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine will make people who are long haulers sicker or at risk of more complications from the disease, and they should receive a COVID-19 vaccine whenever they are eligible.

Date last reviewed: 
Friday, Jul 30, 2021