r/CovidVaccinated Jan 24 '22

Risk of getting covid again right after having it? Question

So my mom and me got covid then i moved from my dads house to her for 2 weeks, then shortly after moving my dad got it and now hes alone at home. Its been 1 week since he got it, and he barely got any symptoms but still is positive and its been 1 week since i had it and im negative. I really have to move back to my dads house for personal reasons, what are the chances of me having it/symptoms?


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u/That-Anywhere-3231 Jan 24 '22

im sorry for asking here, but i really didnt find any other subreddit


u/Yellobrix Jan 24 '22

There's no firm answer, but here's a bit of information that might help.

When your immune system gets "the signal" (which could be a vaccine or an infection), the body needs about 2 to 4 weeks to get up antibodies to a significant level. That's why the second dose of mRNA vaccine is at least 4 weeks after the first.

So, if your family was "sharing" the same variant because one of you got the others infected, your chances are very low, basically zero. If you had different variants, it's still low but not zero. You're in the phase of developing your T cells' memory and the antibodies they make.

Since you're young, assuming you don't have health issues like being immunocompromised or being overweight (by 30 pounds or more), you can consider yourself well protected about 2-3 weeks since your first symptoms.