If you have tested positive to COVID-19, you are still able and encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine – including a third dose – as soon as you feel better (able to return to normal activities) and after you have completed 7 days of isolation.
A COVID-19 infection will provide some natural immunity, however it will decrease over time. Vaccination is important to get maximum protection against further COVID-19 infection.
There is no need to provide a negative test or blood test before vaccination.
People with long COVID symptoms can still get vaccinated and can discuss this with their doctor if they have any questions.
Unless you have been hospitalised for COVID-19, there is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination, and no need to delay your vaccination once you have recovered.
If you were hospitalised for COVID-19, talk to your doctor first. If you received specialised treatments (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma), a 90-day interval is required before getting a COVID-19 vaccination.