Vaccinated should be tested if they have mild symptoms

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. – Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NHI), told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Tuesday that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should be tested if they experience mild symptoms of the virus.

“Let’s be clear, infections in vaccinated people are extremely rare, but they are happening,” Collins said in response to a question from a viewer about when a vaccinated person should get tested for covid.

“The people who get infected being vaccinated, for the most part, have mild symptoms such as a cold, some nasal congestion, maybe a little cough, maybe a low fever. If that is happening to you and you are fully vaccinated, that would be a good reason to get tested, to see if you could indeed be a carrier of the virus and therefore should isolate it so as not to spread it to other people. “

Collins emphasized that vaccines work.

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“They don’t completely prevent these mild symptoms,” he said. “But it is still very important to get vaccinated. Otherwise, the probability of hospitalization or even death is considerable, as you have heard from the stories that are being told everywhere today.”

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According to the most recent guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fully vaccinated individuals who have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case should undergo 3 to 5 tests. days after exposure. In addition, they must wear a mask in closed public places for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

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