Should you get vaccinated if you still have COVID-19 antibodies?

Dr. Jen Ashton has answers to your vaccine questions.
2:17 | 04/07/21

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now and we have a viewer question, so let's start with the first one here on the medical topics, up first here, robach, my elderly mother has been advised to not have the covid-19 vaccine because she had an allergic reaction to the flu vaccine in the past. Are there any studies showing people having similar allergic reactions to both the flu and covid vaccine? No, and I will tell you that anecdotally, I've heard a lot of people actually be turned away from getting their covid vaccine because they relate some kind of an allergic history in the past. So we have to go by what the fda says about allergic reactions. If you have had a known anaphylactic reaction to one of the known ingredients in the covid vaccine, then obviously, you should not get the vaccine. But a lot of the influenza vaccines were in people with egg allergies, and there were other coincidental allergic reactions, as you guys know, I carry epi-pens and I was vaccinated, so we have to make a smart informed decision here, and not overreact, because there is some risk of not getting vaccinated, so if you have a history, speak to your allergist, if you carry an epi-pen, obviously bring it with you, and talk to a lot of people before you just automatically assume that you can't be vaccinated. I brought my epi-pen to my vaccination, both of them, and it was all great and I just felt safe having it there. Great. Next question, should you get vaccinated if you are eligible and still have covid-19 antibodies when you were sick? Right now the CDC recommendations are that you can wait 90 days after you've been diagnosed with covid-19, because you still have a good degree of your own antibodies, our you could also get it right away as long as you're outside of the symptomatic window. Again, it is still being recommended, if you've been naturally infected, to get vaccinated, and I should say, you guys, while we're talking about CDC recommendations, I just mentioned today, at 5:30 P.M. Eastern standard time, I will be interviewing the CDC director Dr. Rochelle walensky on Instagram live, and people can go to the ABC news Instagram account and watch and write in their questions. Very important. Dr. Jen, thank you very much. And you can submit questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram @drjashton. I want to turn now to some

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