Infectiologist explains possibility of Covid-19 illness after full vaccination

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Following the news of 53 health care workers at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases being infected with Covid-19 after full vaccination, hospital former director Professor Tran Tinh Hien said that no vaccine remained 100 percent effective against severe diseases.

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However, according to the infectious disease specialist, vaccination is of great important strategy in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
According to Professor Hien, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases is the southern metropolis's frontline facility in the Covid-19 fight. Moreover, this will be the medical facility for Covid-19 in the city, which means that the hospital will admit more Covid-19 patients.
A protective effect seen in AstraZeneca recipients reaches 61 percent effectiveness after 28 days. This is a survey conducted by RT-PCR on 159,930 adults aged 70 years and over in the UK between December 2020 and February 2021 when the B1.1.7 strain was emerging.
Citing the conclusion of the document published in The Lancet, an independent, international weekly general medical journal, on December 8, 2020, Prof. Hien said that the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe and effective, giving good protection.
According to Professor Hien, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases needs to minimize the spread to health care workers’ relatives, friends and especially to patients in the hospital. The power of vaccines is undeniable as vaccination has been reducing infection cases in the US, the UK, Israel and the only way to get out of the pandemic is to get a good quality vaccine as much as possible.
Vaccination helps patients infected with Covid-19 not become serious or succumb to the disease. Moreover, vaccination helps keep the rate of infected people without symptoms at 50 percent- 60 percent. Therefore, vaccination is a key to reach herd immunity.

By Thanh An - Translated by Anh Quan

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