Wright County Public Health has been fielding questions about what the COVID-19 vaccines are and what they aren’t. There has been conflicting information put out ranging from claims that the vaccine has caused a higher infection rate to the vaccine providing immunity from COVID – neither of which are true. Here is a statement from Wright County Public Health:
“Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have showed high efficacy at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection. This means those who were fully vaccinated in the vaccine trials were 95 percent (Pfizer) or 94.1 percent (Moderna) less likely to have symptomatic COVID-19 than those who did not receive the vaccine.
“After your final dose, it takes about two weeks for your body to build up protection. After those two weeks, you have good protection against illness.
“Being fully vaccinated is not guaranteed protection from COVID-19 infection. Though the vaccines work very well, there is a small chance that those who are fully vaccinated could still get COVID-19.”
Learn more about the available COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html.