What are the booster shot guidelines if you had COVID-19?

UPDATED 2/22 RE: Booster dose after use of monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma.

A: Most people who get COVID-19 after receiving the primary vaccine series can get their booster dose on the normal schedule, as long as they meet the criteria for ending isolation. One exception is people who develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS).

For children who had MIS-C, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following criteria be met before they receive a COVID-19 vaccination:

1. They have recovered and their cardiac function has returned to normal,
2. It has been ≥90 days since their diagnosis of MIS-C,
3. They are in an area of high or substantial community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 or have an increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission; and
4. Their onset of MIS-C occurred before any COVID-19 vaccination.

NOTE: This is a change from our post in December in which we also listed exceptions for those who received monoclonal antibodies. A delay for COVID-19 vaccination in those who received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma is no longer recommended by CDC as of February 11, 2022.

Thanks to Amanda in the Bay Area and Casey from Vienna, VA for letting us know people are still wondering about this!

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