I already had COVID-19 and I have proof I have antibodies. Do I still need to get vaccinated?

Yes, people who recovered from COVID-19 should get vaccinated. Evidence suggests that antibodies from natural infection may not be as robust or long-lasting as those from vaccination and that vaccination may offer better protection against new variants than those from a natural infection. A recent study showed that individuals who are unvaccinated are twice as likely to get infected again than those who are fully vaccinated.

Students and employees are required to test weekly for COVID-19 if UHS does not have proof of vaccination. UHS does not accept antibody results for testing exemptions. Learn more about how to submit proof of vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccine is readily available on campus for all eligible students and employees. Schedule your appointment at UHS now.