VACCINE TEAM: Can I get vaccinated if I currently have COVID-19?

Updated: Feb. 20, 2021 at 10:13 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - As more people become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine when North Carolina moves to Group 3 this coming week, viewers have been submitting questions about the vaccine.

Question: Can I get vaccinated for COVID-19 if I am currently infected with the virus? n

In short, no, you can’t.

According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered.

This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.

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