CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—West Virginia Coronavirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh warned against getting a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine if a patient contracts the virus in between doses.

Marsh said that being actively sick with the virus is actually one of the very few reasons not to get the vaccine. So if you’ve taken the first vaccine and then get sick with COVID-19, doctors would want to see you recover from the virus and then wait 10 to 14 days before getting your second vaccine dose.

For information about how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the WVDHHR’s website or call the COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965.