COVID-19 reinfections becoming more common

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If you’ve had COVID-19 more than once, you’re certainly not alone.

Dr. Abhijit Duggal, a critical care specialist for Cleveland Clinic explains that once you’re infected, your immune system will remember that specific variant, but if a new one comes along, it may be harder to detect, which can lead to re-infection.

He says it’s very similar to how influenza changes every year.

So, what can someone do to help protect themselves? He says all the same precautions still apply –
like wearing a mask, social distancing when possible and regularly washing your hands.

The same goes for getting vaccinated and boosted.

Hear why he says it’s so important to keep up to date on vaccinations by watching the video.