CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Cleveland Clinic recently studied the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccination among people who got the virus and those who have not.
The study shows that anyone who has previously tested positive for a SARS-CoV-2 infection did not receive additional benefits from the vaccine, suggesting that the vaccines should be given priority over people who have not had the infection.
The clinic says this research provides insight into how the immune system protects the body once a COVID-19 infection is confirmed.
During the study, which was conducted on 52,238 employees at the Cleveland Clinic, the clinic states that “not a single incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was observed in previously infected participants with or
without vaccination. ”
The clinic still recommends that anyone who can get the vaccine should.
Cleveland Clinic tells FOX 8, “We do not know how long the immune system will protect against reinfection or protect against variants. We still recommend that those eligible receive the vaccine. ”
The opinion goes on to say, “These data may guide vaccination efforts if there is a lack of vaccine supply and in areas where vaccine supply is limited.”