The World Health Organization (WHO) has been working to combat the spread of a deadly new pandemic. Covid-19 vaccines have been shown to reduce both the severity and spread of this disease, but it is still being transmitted by those who have not received treatment. Recently, there have been three major breakthrough cases in Canada and France. Doctors are now warning that the vaccine may no longer be 100% effective against this strain if more people don’t get vaccinated soon.
What is a breakthrough infection?
When an individual tests positive for COVID-19 more than 14 days after finishing the recommended two-dose COVID 19 vaccine series, it is called a breakthrough infection. A new trend in vaccines has allowed for this occurrence to occur, which makes them less effective overall because they can’t protect you anymore.
According to Canada Covid updates from Public Health Ontario, 10.8 million Ontarians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, and as of October 17th, there were 12694 cases in total, including 20 people who had gotten their third dose or booster shot since December 2nd, when the virus first broke out.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported 48,555 coronavirus cases incompletely vaccinated individuals and 47,230 infections in partially vaccinated but unvaccinated people. This accounts for about 12% mostly hospitalized or dead because they were not protected by vaccines against the dangerous virus that has been spreading across North America like wildfire lately.
In British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as parts of Ontario, there is an increase in breakthrough hospitalizations or death associated with COVID19 infection among fully vaccinated individuals; however, this varies depending on the province because some areas had none while others experienced outbreaks like Toronto.
What should I do if I haven’t been vaccinated?
If you live in an area where there is a high risk of COVID-19 and have not yet received the vaccine, it’s recommended that you get your first dose as soon as possible. If you’re already sick or at high risk because of underlying medical conditions such as asthma or heart disease, you should also get the shot without delay.
The vaccine has been shown to reduce both the severity and spread of this disease, but it seems that we will not be able to eradicate COVID-19 because so many individuals have already become infected with the virus through contact or exposure by those who don’t vaccinate against these potentially life-threatening diseases.
Currently, there are no plans to change the COVID-19 vaccine schedule in Canada because it has been shown that vaccines can still provide protection even if an individual is exposed, but they should receive their second dose as soon as possible for maximum immunity against this dangerous virus.
The Covid-19 vaccine has been shown to reduce both the severity and spread of COVID-19 despite breakthrough infections. Vaccines are not 100% effective against this strain if more people don’t get vaccinated soon because it will become less effective overall because they can’t protect you anymore.
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