In medical science, vaccines are used to prevent certain diseases. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent coronavirus is not different. However, it is not a myth that you can get affected by COVID even after getting the vaccine. After more than a year of fighting against the deadly virus, many institutes bring out the vaccine. While all the vaccines are tested before bringing out to the market, no vaccine can guarantee 100% prevention of COVID-19. Therefore, a small percentage of people will still get COVID-19 after the full vaccination or even the first dose, which is called “vaccine breakthrough cases.”
Although vaccine breakthrough cases for the coronavirus are significantly low, researchers are trying to find out the causes.
Reasons to get affected by COVID even after the vaccination
According to the general theory, if anyone exposed to the virus is likely to get infected. However, the vaccine should be able to prevent it. But, in some cases, a person could be affected right after the first dose or even after the full vaccination. Typically, the COVID-19 vaccine takes two weeks to build protection in the body. So, it is normal that a person can get infected if the vaccine has not had enough time to build the antibody.
Another reason to get attacked by the new variants. While the current data suggest that vaccines will give protection against all types of variants, research is still going on. However, some variants might show regular symptoms of coronavirus in some people after they get both doses.
What does it feel like infected by COVID-19 after vaccination?
Even though a tiny percentage of fully vaccinated people might get sick, the vaccine will surely protect most of the people from getting affected. There is some evidence that getting COVID-19 after the vaccination may make the illness less severe. Despite this, if fully vaccinated people get affected, they might have chances to be hospitalized and die.
However, the overall chances of hospitalization and death among the vaccinated people will be lower than the people who are not vaccinated. The symptoms of COVID-19 for the fully vaccinated people will be similar to the regular COVID symptoms such as fever, tiredness, and dry coughs.
Less common symptoms include sore throat, headache, diarrhea, aches and pains, loss of smell or taste, and rashes on skins. Further, the serious symptoms might show chest pain or pressure, breathing difficulty, and loss of speech or movement.
However, the good thing is that vaccine breakthrough cases are rare. Although there is no report to get affected after vaccination in Bangladesh, about 0.01 percent of Americans are known to be infected following the vaccination.
According to data, of the 95+ million vaccinated United States population, only 9,245 people are reported to be affected. All these data suggest that the vaccine is effective against the coronavirus, and getting affected after vaccination is rare should be counted as normal.