Since the day this deadliest disease came knocking at the door, we have been eagerly waiting for a vaccine to end the mayhem created by it. We all like to believe that vaccination is the only way to stop the disease from spreading. But that may not be entirely true.
Cases are now coming up wherein people who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine are still testing positive for the deadly virus.
Although scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, the percentage of people who have been infected by the coronavirus after being vaccinated is not more than 0.04%.
Dr Balram Bhargava, secretary, department of health research and director-general of ICMR, told reporters that "Getting infection after vaccination is known as breakthrough infection. 2-4 per 10,000 breakthrough infections have occurred, which is a very small number."
The whole objective of the vaccination is to turn it from severe infection to mild infection if it happens. Vaccination also reduces the chances of transmission to keep others safe. The Clinical trials for all vaccines show that they are safe and effective. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks of getting infected.
The recommended interval between the first and second dose is: Covishield is six and eight weeks after the first dose. Covaxin is four to six weeks after the first dose!Now here are some reasons for a better understanding of why vaccinated people are testing positive for the virus.
--Weak immune system: People with a weak immune system have a higher risk of experiencing frequent infections and severe symptoms. They may be more prone to pneumonia and other conditions. The virus that causes the infection COVID-19 can have a devastating effect on a person with a compromised immune system, especially without vaccination.
--Not following the precautionary measures: Those who are not following the precautionary measures such as wearing masks in public, sanitizing hands, maintaining social distancing and ignoring the other safety protocols as advised by the health ministry will be left unguarded again with the virus.
--Not getting the second dose on time or not getting the second dose at all: The recommended interval between the first and second dose is: Covishield is six and eight weeks after the first dose. Covaxin is four to six weeks after the first dose!
Everyone must get vaccinated as without it survival is a snowball's chance in hell.