No, you do not need to get an antibody test before getting the vaccine. Likewise, antibody testing is not needed after vaccination to assess of immunity.
However, anyone who feels they had COVID-19, and did not receive a positive diagnostic test, are welcome to get an antibody test. This can be scheduled through your primary care provider.
- CDC: Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States
Reviewed (No Change): February 9, 2021