If I am vaccinated can I still spread the virus to others?


The vaccine is intended to stop you getting COVID-19 infection, which should then reduce the likelihood of you spreading the infection by becoming ill. Since the vaccine is still relatively new, it is not yet known if vaccination prevents the virus being carried in the nose and throat of people who have been vaccinated.

As the vaccination programme is rolled out more widely, the impact of vaccination on the spread of the virus spread will be better understood. The best way to avoid catching or spreading the virus is to have the vaccination when invited to, and keep following measures to reduce spread like social distancing, hand and respiratory hygiene and face coverings where advised.

Category: COVID-19