What does Fully Vaccinated mean?


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Fully Vaccinated does not mean Fully Protected.

With the COVID-19 vaccine, “Fully Vaccinated” means that the person has had the full dose of their vaccine.

For Pfizer and AstraZeneca this means they have had both doses.

It does NOT mean that they are fully immune from the coronavirus.

Being fully vaccinated means that you might have about 85% protection from getting the virus.


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Very few vaccines, of any type, are 100% positive.

Based on that, about 15 out of every 100 fully vaccinated people will still catch COVID-19. However, they may not have any symptoms, but they can still pass the virus onto others, especially those that are not vaccinated.

Vaccinated.

Reduced chance of catching the virus.
Reduced effects of any symptoms.
Massive reduction in chance of hospitalisation or death.

Not Vaccinated.

Higher chance of catching the virus.
Higher chance of hospitalisation.
Higher chance of death.

The United Kingdom is currently very highly vaccinated.

So far, more than 46 million people have had a first vaccine dose – almost 90% of the adult population – and more than 35 million – around two-thirds of adults – have had both doses. BBC

In the last 14 days the UK has had 452,892 cases and 431 deaths.

That works out at a current average of 32,350 cases and 31 deaths each day.

Before the UK began their vaccination program their numbers had reached around 1,000 deaths per day.

In November 2020, these UK figures were released by the BBC:
Daily: 33,470 cases and 541 deaths.

The number of deaths has reduced by a very large factor, even though case numbers are still high.

Are case numbers now much higher in the un-vaccinated?

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