Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered by Gundersen Health System doctor
Gundersen Health System doctor Raj Naik specializes in vaccines, and he answered all of the frequently asked questions.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) –I asked, and a lot of you answered… What questions about the COVID-19 vaccines are on your mind?
Gundersen Health System doctor Raj Naik specializes in vaccines, and he answered all of those questions.
Q: Can you spread COVID-19 if you get vaccinated?
A: “It was not part of the studies for the two first vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) that are likely to get authorization. There are really two different questions we can ask relative to how the vaccines work. One is; does it prevent disease and serious disease? Does it prevent infection and serious disease? And the second is; does it prevent transmission? And for the two vaccines that are likely to get authorized this month, neither the transmission or disruption of spread after one is vaccinated were studied… I don’t think it’s a bad thing that is wasn’t studied for those end points, I just think it’s how the studies were set up. And of course, they were set up so we could address these things in a timely manner.”