An initial study tracking hundreds of Israeli healthcare workers has found that people infected with COVID-19 shortly after receiving their first vaccine dose have similar protection to those who received one vaccine dose and haven’t been infected — meaning they should get a second vaccine dose. The study, by researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Ziv Medical Center, shows that even though getting a single vaccine shot after being infected with COVID-19 yields particularly high antibody levels, that doesn’t work the other way around. In light of the findings, which were published in the journal Epidemiology & Infection, the researchers recommend an additional vaccine dose for those who were infected soon after their first shot. KAN reporter Naomi Segal heard more from Prof. Michael Edelstein, professor of public health at Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine.