At a time, when a large population of people are partially or fully vaccinated, breakthrough infections have become more prevalent.
A breakthrough infection occurs when a person who has received one or both the doses of a COVID-19 vaccine contracts the virus. Even after a booster dose, a person may get infected and develop symptoms.
During the second wave, a large population, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, were affected by COVID-19. However, data reveals that a higher percentage of severely ill patients consisted of unvaccinated people.
Similarly, when it comes to the Omicron variant, symptoms may vary for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, especially in terms of severity. Reports suggest headache, runny nose, joint pain, sore throat are some of the common symptoms reported in fully vaccinated people, whereas more severe symptoms such as breathing difficulties, shortness of breath could arise if you’re unvaccinated.
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