One Covid-19 vaccine shot reduces coronavirus spread among household members


Even if you are one of the small number of people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus after being vaccinated, the chances of you infecting someone else are reduced significantly. — AFP

One dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines reduces the chances of someone infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 from spreading it to other members of their household by almost half, according to a English study published on April 28 (2021).

The Public Health England (PHE) research found that those who became infected three weeks after receiving their first jab were between 38% and 49% less likely to pass the virus on to their household contacts than those who were unvaccinated.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Health

What's the best drink after your workout?
People not feeling too good despite removal of pandemic restrictions
When you need a new heart
You wouldn't expect to find sugar in these foods
The Star's health journalist on her long, hard battle with long Covid
Risk factors for long Covid in adults identified
Malaysia shares healthcare experience in three UN High-Level Meetings
Is a Covid-19 home test still accurate after its expiry date?
When your shortness of breath is in your head
Are physically-demanding jobs a risk for dementia?

Others Also Read