MADISON (WKOW) — Lots of of 1000’s of individuals in Wisconsin have now gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, and UW Well being is providing some steering on tips on how to go about life after you obtain yours.
First, docs say it is best to get each doses as a result of the complete stage of immunity is achieved 7 to 10 days after the second dose. Simply getting the primary dose alone will not be sufficient to maintain you protected.
It is vital to know that the vaccines at the moment obtainable are about 95 % efficient, and so whereas 95 % effectiveness is “extraordinary,” docs say there’s nonetheless that 5 % probability you possibly can contract the virus after vaccination.
There’s additionally analysis nonetheless being carried out to study a vaccinated particular person’s capacity to hold or go the virus with out getting sick or exhibiting signs themselves. UW Well being warns there’s nonetheless a risk a vaccinated particular person may go the virus to somebody.
Simply because you may have been vaccinated, doesn’t imply you possibly can stop taking precautions, UW Well being mentioned. Docs ask that you simply proceed to put on a masks, social distance, and keep away from massive gatherings.
“We’ll want to do that till most individuals have been vaccinated,” UW Well being mentioned in a launch.
Lastly, concentrate on the uncomfortable side effects of the vaccine: fever, soreness on the injection web site, headache, and fatigue. They’re widespread however hardly ever extreme.