It is possible for fully vaccinated people to develop COVID-19 symptoms, although this is uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection and severe illness. However, like all vaccines, they are not 100% effective and it is possible to develop COVID-19 symptoms even after vaccination.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary in severity and may include
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- and congestion or runny nose
If you are fully vaccinated and develop COVID-19 symptoms, it is important to contact a healthcare provider for further evaluation and guidance. They will be able to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment.
It is also important to continue following recommended COVID-19 prevention measures, such as wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and practicing social distancing, even after you are fully vaccinated. This can help to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 infection.