Can people who are vaccinated still spread COVID-19 to others? For example, is there a chance they "carry" the infection but wouldn't know?
Experts don’t yet know whether people who are vaccinated can still spread the virus that causes COVID-19. To protect others, you’ll need to continue following COVID-19 prevention guidelines even after you’ve been vaccinated. That includes covering your mouth and nose with a mask, staying six feet away from others, and washing your hands frequently. This can also protect you, since it’s not yet known how long protection provided by the vaccine lasts.
Other questions related to Coronavirus and COVID-19
- Can things go back to normal for me once I get the vaccine?
- What do I do if I get COVID symptoms from the vaccine?
- Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
- What does the vaccine actually mean for changes for daily life? Still wear a mask and keep distance?
- What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
- How many shots do I need to get in total?
- How do people become infected with COVID-19?
- Is there anyone who shouldn't get the vaccine?
- How many times will I need to be vaccinated?
- How many vaccination shots are available in the U.S.?