Should my young child get vaccinated if they have already had COVID-19?

Question: 

Should my young child get vaccinated if they have already had COVID-19?

Answer: 
Even if your child (6 months to 4 years of age) already had COVID-19 and recovered, they should still get vaccinated. Previous infection provides some protection but studies in adults show that vaccination following infection provides stronger and longer-lasting protection. If your child was recently sick, they can get the vaccine once they are better, or they can delay getting the vaccine until 8 weeks after their symptoms started or they tested positive for COVID-19.
 
Date last reviewed: 
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022