Misconception: That the vaccine must provide one hundred percent protection against the disease in order to be effective.
Facts: No vaccine can provide 100% protection. The protective effect that the approved Covid-19 vaccines provide against serious illness is between 70 and 95 percent after two doses. Those who become ill despite having been vaccinated usually have a milder course of the disease. By comparison, the seasonal flu vaccine has a protective effect of about 60 percent.
– I don’t want to get vaccinated because I can still get ill.
– The vaccine reduces both the risk of becoming ill at all and becoming seriously ill if you should get it.
Some people say that it does not matter if you get vaccinated, but that is not true.
– But I don’t want to get ill.
– The risk of getting ill is much higher for those who are unvaccinated and everyone who gets vaccinated is helping to stop the spread of the virus. You protect your loved ones from falling ill.