Some reports have confirmed that vaccinated individuals could potentially still get COVID-19.
Mayo Clinic stated that if a fully vaccinated person is exposed to the coronavirus, a small fraction might obtain COVID-19. It is possible that some people may not show any symptoms, while others may become ill as a result of the virus. However, vaccination will reduce the severity of the illness. The overall risk of hospitalization and mortality from COVID-19 is substantially reduced if one is entirely vaccinated compared to unprotected people with identical risk factors.
Paul Goepfert, M.D., a professor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Division of Infectious Diseases, said that vaccines develop the body's antibodies to fight infection. However, similar to the flu, the vaccinated individual exposed to the virus may still be infectious to others while it is happening. Additionally, he added that the vaccine does not kill or destroy the virus if exposed to it. It merely prepares one's body to combat the infection successfully, ensuring that you do not become ill.
According to Gavi, the COVID-19 vaccines, currently being put out, prove to be very effective. Only a small proportion of breakthrough infections are prevented by their bulk, which prevents at least 95 percent of infections. According to research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breakthrough infections occurred in only 0.1 percent of fully vaccinated people, with only 2 percent of them dying.
According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccinations are effective. If people are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, a tiny fraction of completely vaccinated persons will still get it. They're termed "vaccine breakthrough cases." It means that while vaccinated people are considerably less likely to become ill, it is still possible that new coronavirus strains that cause COVID-19 are increasing in the U.S. According to current statistics, COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S. provide protection against most variations. However, some varieties may cause disease in some people after they have been fully vaccinated.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccines can prevent most individuals from being infected by COVID-19, but not everyone. Even if a person takes all of the suggested dosages and waits a few weeks for immunity to develop, they still have a possibility of becoming infected. Vaccines do not provide perfect (100 percent) protection, 'breakthrough infections' will occur, in which patients contract the virus despite being fully vaccinated.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.