By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News)
Young adults, take note: A new study finds that even if you have suffered a bout of COVID-19, it is not a guarantee against a second infection.
Researchers said the results show that even those young people who’ve been struck by the new coronavirus still need to be vaccinated against it.
The study was conducted between May and November 2020 and included more than 2,300 healthy U.S. Marines, aged 18-20.
During that time, about 10% of those who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 became reinfected, while infections were reported in 50% of those not previously infected.
Although the study looked at young, fit, mostly male Marines in crowded conditions, the findings likely apply to many young people, according to the study published April 15 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.
Despite previous infection and the presence