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COVID post-vaccination: “It was just like a really bad flu”

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There is anecdotal evidence of individuals contracting COVID-19 after receiving both vaccination doses – and scientists do not rule this out either.

Even after fully vaccination, contracting COVID-19 and becoming sick is possible.

The vaccination, on the other hand, substantially reduces your risk of getting severely sick with the illness.

Jacob Stopops, a Twitter user, said online:

“Well, my wife, 3 kids (ages 2-8), and myself all got Covid. Wife and I were fully vaccinated.

“We’re on the mend, and we’re so thankful for that, but it has been seriously rough.

“We had relaxed our personal protocols because we felt safe. We weren’t. Stay vigilant.”

When a follower inquired about his symptoms, he added:

Fevers, runny nose, headaches, allergy-like nasal pressure, general tiredness, muscle aches, some minor trouble breathing, etc.

“Could have been much worse, but hasn’t been a picnic.”

Another Twitter user posted:

“Just tested positive for covid despite having my second vaccine done in May. Frustrated and slightly worried.”

A third wrote:

“Two months after their second shots, my parents both tested positive this weekend for covid. Thankfully the symptoms seem minor (vaccines work!) but I think I’ll be keeping my mask on in the grocery store a while longer.”

According to one individual interviewed by Express, they, too, tested positive for COVID-19 many weeks after receiving their second dosage.

They had shielded themselves through the previous two lockdowns, but escaped with just flu-like symptoms.

They said:

“It was just like a really bad flu. We managed through it and it was only for a few days, but I’m so grateful I’d had both jabs as who knows how much worse it could have been.”

According to Public health officials, individuals who contracted the illness after a single dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinations were between 38% and 49% less likely to spread the infection than those who were not vaccinated.

And the Pfizer vaccine was shown to be more than 88% effective in preventing the Delta variant of Covid two weeks after the second dosage.

This compares to approximately 60% for the AstraZeneca jab — despite the vaccinations being 96 percent and 92 percent effective against virus-related hospitalisation, respectively.

The WHO explains:

“The COVID-19 vaccines produce protection against the disease, as a result of developing an immune response to the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

“Developing immunity through vaccination means there is a reduced risk of developing the illness and its consequences.

“This immunity helps you fight the virus if exposed.

“Getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, because if you are protected from getting infected and from disease, you are less likely to infect someone else.

“This is particularly important to protect people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, such as healthcare providers, older or elderly adults, and people with other medical conditions.

“Because Covid vaccines have only been developed in the past months, it’s too early to know the duration of protection of COVID-19 vaccines. Research is ongoing to answer this question.

“However, it’s encouraging that available data suggest that most people who recover from COVID-19 develop an immune response that provides at least some period of protection against reinfection – although we’re still learning how strong this protection is, and how long it lasts.”

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