Can you still get COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine?


Vaccines don’t magically block the virus. They can’t kill the virus or pathogen.

All the vaccines stimulate your immune system to create antibodies that perform specifically against the virus. As a result, vaccines allow the body to fight infection before it takes charge and causes severe illness.


Who is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus after vaccination?

Some people are not strong enough and may still be vulnerable to developing COVID-19. How a person responds to the vaccine depends on:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Medications
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Health
  • Stress levels

Bear in mind that vaccines aren’t 100% effective. Moreover, not everyone who is vaccinated will respond to the vaccine equally. For instance, the elderly or people whose immune system is faulty are less likely to stay robust than youngsters, even after receiving the shots.

Also, the risk of dying from Covid-19 rises with age. So even if the vaccine reduces an 80-year-old’s risk of death by 95%, their risk of death might still be more significant than an unvaccinated 20-year-old.

Another practical factor in increasing the risk is chronic illnesses. For instance:

  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease
  • Hypertension


What’s next?

As a higher amount of the population gets vaccinated, fewer unvaccinated people remain. Then it is possible that death in the older, vaccinated group would equal or exceed deaths in the younger, unvaccinated group. That’s why all people should still keep their distance, despite receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


  1. Chris Anderson says:

    My 58-year-old wife is on a ventilator here in Las Vegas and it doesn’t look good. She has three high-risk categories and yet refused the vaccination. I can only encourage the people resistant to getting the vaccine to go get it to help protect us!

    • support says:

      Hello there. Thanks for leaving a comment on our website. We are sorry that your spouse hesitates to get a vaccine. However, you can do some things to encourage your spouse to receive the vaccine. First, try to wipe away the misinformation by showing her some articles about the process when a vaccine is approved. Then try to explain the benefits it brings to society and your spouse herself.

  2. Ali says:

    I got lucky I read this article, I wanted to not wear masks after the second dose as I am tired of them but now, I wear them everywhere.

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