Should You Get Tested If You Are Feeling Sick After Being Vaccinated?

Are you suffering from fever along with cold, flu, cough, or sore throat? What could be a reason? Think! Think again! In this pandemic situation, you may think that you have COVID-19. But, you are fully vaccinated. So, the question that will disturb your mind at that time is; should get tested for COVID-19 if you feel sick after being vaccinated?

Well, the answer to this question is simply yes! If you feel that you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested instantly, even if you are completely vaccinated. Yes, there is a possibility that you might get the virus through unvaccinated people.

Though so many pieces of research reveal that about 70 to 80 percent of people remain protected from coronavirus after getting fully vaccines, there are still chances that fully vaccinated people might also get COVID-19. Therefore, if they feel sick or have some symptoms, they should immediately go for the COVID-19 test to diagnose the virus.


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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not 100% Effective

Researchers have claimed that they have developed the best vaccines for the coronavirus over the past years. But, the efficiency of these vaccines is observed in the closely controlled clinical trials, and it matches the potency of the vaccine in real life. The most popular corona vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna claim to be 90 percent effective, and they can prevent the need for hospitalization or causes of death. 

But, it does not mean that you have the optimum level of protection from the virus, or you are 90 percent protected from getting infected. The current research finds that around 70 to 85 percent of people get protection from being infected after getting the vaccination. However, after being immunized, it is still not possible to judge whether a person is fully protected from coronavirus or not. If you think that you are infected, it is necessary to get tested instantly to stop spreading the virus to others.


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Occurrence Of The Breakthrough Cases

When a person gets coronavirus even after being fully vaccinated, it is termed a Breakthrough Case. Breakthrough cases tell the basic principle about the infectious disease that a person is infected, and it does not depend upon the balance of two factors that are the intensity of exposure and immune competence.

The first factor depends on how close an uninfected person is to the infected person for transmitting the virus while talking and how long they remain in contact. The second factor is based on the body’s inherent protection from the coronavirus. But, unvaccinated people are unprotected, and this virus is new for them. Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people are a lot more protected. 

According to the CDC reports published in April, around 10,262 SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough cases were reported in the states and territories of the United States. They were majorly asymptomatic, which means that only mild symptoms were shown in some people, so there was no need for hospitalization. Breakthrough cases will be found until vaccinated people will stop spreading the virus to unvaccinated people. Thus, everyone must get tested if they find any symptoms or even feel sick.


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Winding Up!

The bottom line is that it is necessary for fully vaccinated people to get tested if they feel ill or possess any symptoms. So, don’t wait if you are in the same situation. Book an appointment to conduct the COVID-19 test soon.   

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