Why are people testing positive for Coronavirus even after getting the vaccine?
We've all been looking for a vaccine to avoid the damage caused by the novel coronavirus since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll also say that vaccination is the most effective way to stop disease transmission. This, however, may not be completely accurate..
People who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine are now testing positive for the virus in large numbers. After taking the first dose of the vaccine, actor Paresh Rawal, who was married to former chief minister J K Farook, tested positive for the virus. There have also been reports of people testing positive since receiving the vaccine; including the health workers after all they are the ones at most risk.
Just 4 out of 8,121 completely vaccinated workers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas were sick, according to one report. Just 7 out of 14,990 staff at UC San Diego Health and the University of California, Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine tested positive two or more weeks after getting a second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, according to the other report.
These groundbreaking cases, though rare, serve as a powerful reminder that even those who have been vaccinated are not immune to the virus, particularly if it continues to spread widely.
Let us try to figure out why this is happening.
What is causing this?
Here are a few of the various examples that individuals who have been vaccinated have tested positive for the virus.
- They are not taking the health ministry's recommended precautionary steps, such as wearing masks in public, sanitising hands, keeping social distance, and avoiding other safety precautions.
- Failing to obey the physicians' post-vaccination directions
- Failing to receive the second dose on time
Vaccination, according to scientists, does not mean the infection is eradicated. Vaccination only protects the body from the virus's adverse effects. The virus can hit at any time; vaccine only helps to avoid the severe complications that it can cause. Many that have been vaccinated must now follow all medical precautions to avoid catching the infection. These individuals have the potential to spread the virus to others.
Is this a case of re-infection?
Many people believe that being sick after being vaccinated is a case of re-infection, but this is not the case. When a major infection occurs, the very goal of the vaccine is to convert it into a minor infection. Vaccination further decreases the risk of transmission, ensuring the safety of others.
What do you do before and after the vaccine to prevent contracting COVID?
Since scientists agree there is a possibility of contracting COVID within a few days of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you must continue to take all COVID precautions. Just because you've been vaccinated doesn't suggest you can avoid using masks, sanitizers, or keeping social distance.
If you suspect you've been exposed to COVID, it's a good idea to get screened before getting vaccinated. If the result is positive, speak with the doctor about what to do next.
There is currently no vaccine available that provides 100% protection against the virus. You must obey the protection guidelines even though you have been vaccinated. Vaccination is needed to minimise the rate of infection, and everybody must receive it.
Economic Times: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/you-can-get-covid-19-even-after-being-vaccinated-but-its-most-likely-very-rare/articleshow/81668019.cms