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Vaccine receivers may also spread coronavirus

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Published: 21:03, 24 January 2021  
Vaccine receivers may also spread coronavirus

People who have received vaccine are still likely to spread the coronavirus, Britain’s deputy chief medical officer Prof Jonathan Van-Tam has warned.

He came up with the waring in a writing in the Sunday Telegraph.

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam claimed that scientists have not yet learned about the effects of the vaccine on transmission. The vaccines offer ‘hope’, but the rate of infection must be reduced quickly.

He said no vaccine has ever been 100% effective, so there is no guarantee of protection.

Jonathan Van-Tam said there is a possibility of contracting the virus within two to three weeks of receiving the vaccine. Older people need at least three weeks for immune response to fully develop.

“Even after taking two doses of the vaccine, you may still infect others with Covid-19, and the infection can continue,” he said.

Last week, the person coordinating Israel’s Covid response reportedly suggested a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine might not be as effective as reported.

Israel is one of the few countries in the world to receive the most coronavirus vaccines. That’s why scientists are keeping a close eye on the information that Israel is releasing about the effectiveness of the vaccine.

The country’s health minister, Yuli Edelstein, said some people still get after receiving the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. However, there were some encouraging signs of less severe diseases, less people hospitalised after the first dose.