There is no evidence that the Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) protects people against infection with COVID-19 virus. Two clinical trials addressing this question are underway, and WHO will evaluate the evidence when it is available. In the absence of evidence, WHO does not recommend BCG vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19. WHO continues to recommend neonatal BCG vaccination in countries or settings with a high incidence of tuberculosis.
Can you still get COVID-19 after vaccine?
Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “breakthrough infection.”
Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 12 years and older in the United States for the prevention of COVID-19.
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?
People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
What are the side effects of the Covid vaccine?
Millions of vaccinated people have experienced side effects, including swelling, redness, and pain at the injection site. Fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain, chills, and nausea are also commonly reported . As is the case with any vaccine, however, not everyone will react in the same way.
Is the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine available for children?
•The J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is recommended for people 18 years and older.
How long does it take to build up immunity to COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. That means it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 just after vaccination.
Does the COVID-19 vaccine prevent transmission?
Evidence suggests the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program has substantially reduced the burden of disease in the United States by preventing serious illness in fully vaccinated people and interrupting chains of transmission.
Do I need to wear a mask if I have been vaccinated for COVID-19?
On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated.