In a report published in August, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that a study showed vaccines offer better protection than natural immunity gained from prior infection, which wanes over time. In addition, natural immunity differs from person to person, and even those who have had COVID-19 can benefit from the vaccine.
Posts continue to circulate online falsely claiming that COVID-19 survivors don’t need vaccines because of natural immunity. In fact, that protection is variable and not long-lasting, so vaccines are still recommended. Here’s our recent look at this claim.
A clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci expressing concerns about the durability of natural immunity has been taken out of context by social media users. The CDC recommends a COVID-19 vaccine even after recovering from the virus.
What people are saying?
No_I_in_Team You don’t even know how long the jab will last, but that’s not your narrative, is it? I will take natural immunity over a man-made vaccine anyday. Anyone with a brain knows natural immunity is superior to anything man-made. Stop the fear and mis-information porn.
Lisa Cohen The health department’s telling me I can’t get a shot till May that’s what they’re protecting for the people in one c group I’m so discouraged and I pissed my sisters couldn’t get through do nothing even their hospitals offered it like mine.
WS-Boricua81 We are learning how long natural antibodies and the vaccine last as we go. So as of now we have seen natural antibodoes have worked for up to a year. Why is the CDC still unclear about this? I have the vaccine but I also think natural immunity should be accepted.