Can COVID Vaccines Stop Transmission? Scientists Race to Find Answers
COVID-19 vaccines have been tested and proven to be effective in preventing that person from getting the virus, for the most part. Yet, the bigger question on everyone’s mind is; can the vaccine halt people from getting contaminated and spreading it to someone else? This question is not an easier one to answer because of all the outside factors that scientists have to account for.
Studies have been planned and are underway around the world to find out if the vaccine does in fact stop the virus from passing on to another person. With multiple investigations on the matter happening, scientists can gather more information needed once they are concluded. this way, it will be easier and less time-consuming to answer the question.
Most of these studies involve observing health care workers and those who they are around most. Health care workers are some of the first people to get vaccinated. To see if they will contaminate others, researchers with test both the worker and whoever is around them often. This research will aid scientists to discover if, after being vaccinated, the virus does pass on to another person or not. These tests are still ongoing so the results are still pending.