MOSCOW, Feb 9 – RIA Novosti. Vaccinated and no longer dangerous to others? Why this is not so, in an interview with Sputnik radio, the vaccinologist, chief physician of the Leader-Medicine medical center, Candidate of Medical Sciences Yevgeny Timakov, told.
According to him, people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should not relax and think that they can no longer be infectious and cannot become infected themselves. A small risk of infection still remains, however, if it happens, the disease will not progress in a severe form, Timakov noted. In addition, as the doctor noted, after vaccination, a person himself can be a source of infection and pose a danger to others. “Firstly, if not everyone is vaccinated at home. Secondly, there are people who are susceptible to coronavirus and have not yet been ill. there is a person who was vaccinated, must understand that he saved himself, but did not reduce the risk to others, “Timakov said.
The doctor advised to increase vigilance after vaccination and closely monitor your health. It cannot be ruled out that the vaccine was given at a time when a person has already contracted some viral infection, but does not yet know about it.
“A person who has been vaccinated against a coronavirus infection may, in theory, be in the incubation period and really get sick with some kind of viral disease, the same ARVI, flu or coronavirus. He himself will not be able to distinguish their symptoms from a vaccination reaction and will think that this is a reaction to vaccination, but in fact he may have an infectious disease, “Timakov explained.
You cannot let this process take its course, you must definitely consult with your doctor and inform him of what worries you after the vaccination. If allergic reactions, high fever, severe headaches or muscle pains, shortness of breath, cough, runny nose, sore throat occur, especially if these reactions are prolonged, more than three to five days, this may no longer be a reaction to vaccination, but symptoms of some then diseases. Only a specialist can determine this and prescribe the necessary treatment, Timakov emphasized.
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