Can I Get COVID-19 Despite Having A Booster Vaccine?
COVID-19Common questionCan I get COVID-19 despite having a booster vaccine?Doctors strongly recommend that patients get a booster. They say the fraction of people who might become infected with Covid-19 despite having received a booster can expect to have milder symptoms and a shorter illness. They are also much less likely to be hospitalized or die than people who aren't vaccinated.
Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “vaccine breakthrough infection.”
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How long does the booster take to work? Studies have shown very high protection after one or two weeks after the booster jab. A recent trial by Pfizer suggests that from seven days onwards, a booster dose of Pfizer is extremely effective at preventing illness from Covid-19.
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Are booster shots the same formulation as existing vaccines? Yes. COVID-19 booster shots are the same formulation as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, it is half the dose of the vaccine people get for their initial series.
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COVID-19 vaccines can reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Getting everyone ages 5 years and older vaccinated can help the entire family, including siblings who are not eligible for vaccination and family members who may be at risk of getting very sick if they are infected.
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