Getting infected with COVID-19 for the second time is a reality that we have to deal with. Although it was considered an almost impossible scenario at first, the coronavirus can reinstall into someone’s organism after a while. It’s still uncommon, but it can occur. However, let’s look at the bright side: we have another reason to be more careful regarding our health.
Fox News writes about a new study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealing that COVID-19 is twice more likely to reinfect those who are unvaccinated. After examining hundreds of residents, the conclusion is that those who are unvaccinated have 2.34 greater odds of getting reinfected with the coronavirus compared to those who are fully vaccinated.
Vaccination remains a good idea
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, declared as quoted by Fox News:
If you have had COVID-19 before, please still get vaccinated,
This study shows you are twice as likely to get infected again if you are unvaccinated,
Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others around you, especially as the more contagious Delta variant spreads around the country.
The minimum age of the residents was 18 years old. They had been dealing with COVID-19 in 2020 and had a second infection between May and June 2021.
According to Pharmacy Times, a study done by researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine as well as from the MU Health Care found that from over 9,000 patients who dealt with severe COVID-19 illness, less than 1% got the illness again at about 3.5 months after getting an initial positive test.
The new study has been published as part of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the CDC.