If you are vaccinated and get the virus does it reduce the likely severity of it? I'd heard that somewhere and wasn't sure if it was really a thing or if I was just confused.I was in group 1A. I'm a hospital employee working with covid positive patients, often having to see them with their masks off. I'm so relieved to have gotten the vaccine. I know I could still be a carrier, and could still catch it, but I'm grateful the odds are low!
That’s usually the case for the other flu vaccines. People still get sick and the Drs say it would have been much worse otherwise. Time will tell I guess if it applies here too.If you are vaccinated and get the virus does it reduce the likely severity of it? I'd heard that somewhere and wasn't sure if it was really a thing or if I was just confused.
Like Newdude said, that's what I was told when I got the vaccine. They don't know for sure but if you have gotten the vaccine, you could potentially still be a carrier if you're exposed to covid at a later time. You would hopefully be asymptomatic but if you did have symptoms, they'd likely be mild. I know of two people, indirectly, who got the first dose then got a positive covid test before getting the second dose. It was suspected the people were exposed to the virus before the vaccine based on tracing and their timelines. Granted, it takes about 10 days after the first dose to have about 54% 'protection'. The big question is will the two doses of the vaccine protect us for just a year versus manyIf you are vaccinated and get the virus does it reduce the likely severity of it? I'd heard that somewhere and wasn't sure if it was really a thing or if I was just confused.
Australia doesn't have a lot of cases (fingers crossed it stays that way) so I don't think we'll see a really big mass vaccine rollout here anytime soon (probably late in the year maybe?). Targeted high risk people only for the first few shipments I'd imagine. My wife works with nurses (in a Uni, so not near patients) and all the nurses are beside themselves waiting on info to see if they'll get any of the first rollout of shots in late Feb/March. Can't imagine the stress of working somewhere high risk like that!
As each car was given the vaccine, the time of administration was written on the outside corner of the car’s windshield. You were then held in the parking lot for the 15 min minimum, with instructions to turn on flashers and blow your horn if you felt any adverse effect. After the 15 min. they wiped the writing off the windshield and released you. All very organized and efficient.
In Texas, you would already be stuck@kimkats Congratulations! I am so jealous! I am diabetic (Juvenile), with asthma, and hypertension..so really high risk. Hopefully they do open up to the high risk soon as had to send 1 of my teens to school, virtual was hard for her.
I place clinical research people who work on clinical trials. Several of my candidates said they feel safe taking the vaccine. These are people who look at clinical trial data all the time so I trust them. Regardless the choice is easy for me, but sharing for others.