The Center for Disease Control (CDC ), World Health Organization (WHO), and all other health organizations urge and make it mandatory that people aged 12 years and above should get the Covid-19 vaccinations (Bergwerk, at el 2021). The main reason for vaccination is to protect a person against severe illness against all diseases including Covid 19. The vaccine is to protect one from hospitalization and death. The body gets the required fighters towards a disease.
Breakthrough infection happens when fully vaccinated people are infected by the virus. They are expected to occur at low percentages. This is because a fully vaccinated person is exposed to areas with high infection rates and does not take the required measures for protection, like wearing a mask or avoiding crowded places, the chances of getting ill are still there (Bergwerk, at el 2021). This person can still spread the disease to others. Isolation would be best in case a person is sick. More precautionary measures should be taken and people are requested to not be negligent once they get the vaccine.
Breakthrough infections are to be expected since the vaccine is not a hundred percent effective. However, these patients will likely suffer less seriously than an unvaccinated person, unless a person has underlying sickness (Bergwerk, at el 2021). The symptoms are less serve and may lead to being treated at home. They get less ventilation treatment and other severe symptoms that may lead to death. The symptoms of a breakthrough infection are the same for an unvaccinated person but less noticeable. At times the symptoms may get wild like fevers and feeling weak it’s always safe to consult a doctor at this point.
Having everybody vaccinated makes it easy to treat the illness and helps control the spread. The world can stop the pandemic bit by bit with fewer deaths being reported that may result in no deaths at all.
Bergwerk, M., Gonen, T., Lustig, Y., Amit, S., Lipsitch, M., Cohen, C., … & Regev-Yochay, G. (2021). Covid-19 breakthrough infections in vaccinated health care workers. New England Journal of Medicine.