An infectious disease specialist at Washington University in St. Louis says if you have already had COVID-19, wearing a mask and getting the vaccine are still advised. Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo  Davis says you could still infect others after your symptoms subside. Plus, she says wearing masks and getting the vaccine are two of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others.

The CDC is recommending those infected with the coronavirus to wait 90 days from the time they had covid before they get vaccinated. Health experts do not know how natural immunity will interact with the vaccine.