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Are the Vaccinated Getting Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant is currently the dominant of all the Covid variants and COVID-19 testing becomes more common, we at BioCollections understand the necessity for up-to-date and accurate information. The Delta variant is more than 2x as contagious as previous variants, and with this blog, we aim to get you caught up to speed on all things Delta variant. 

Do the Current COVID-19 Vaccines Protect Against the New Variant?

Yes, the current vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease and even death from COVID-19, including the Delta variant. It is important to note that it’s still possible to still contract COVID-19 and experience illness while being vaccinated. As previously mentioned in many of our blogs on COVID19, getting vaccinated is still the best option for keeping yourself and those around you as safe as possible. 

What are the Symptoms of the Delta Variant of Covid?

As current information and studies stand, the Delta variant does not appear to have any specific symptoms that are not present in the original version of COVID-19. If a person contracts the Delta variant, they will likely experience symptoms similar to that of the common cold. You will likely have a cough, fever, or headache, with the addition of a significant loss of smell. There have been no reports that indicate any variation of delta variant symptoms in vaccinated adults either. Reported reactions after getting a booster dose were reported to be similar to that of the 2-shot or single-dose initial series.

Best Vaccine for Delta Variant

With three different vaccines available, many people find it difficult to choose one as they rightfully want to know which vaccine will keep them the most protected. Many people are searching for which vaccine is effective against the delta variant. Fortunately, since the outbreak of the virus, medical professionals from around the globe have been working tirelessly to test each vaccine. Early research from the UK showed that after full vaccination, the Pfizer vaccine was 88% effective against delta variant symptoms and 96% effective at preventing severe disease with the COVID-19 virus caused by the delta variant.

Further research from Canada suggested that a single dose of the Moderna vaccine was 72% effective at preventing the symptomatic virus of the Delta variant. The research also showed that the Modera vaccine was 96% effective at preventing severe disease from the Delta variant. Johnson & Johnson released data that suggested a single dose of their vaccine is 85% effective at preventing severe disease from the Delta variant. 

Do COVID19 Vaccine Boosters Work?

As more of the general population becomes vaccinated, the topic of booster shots has become a point of contention for many. Many are asking if these boosters are effective, “if I already have the vaccine why do I need to get a booster?” Yes, while the vaccine does drastically reduce the effects of Covid-19, none of the vaccines are 100% effective.

The CDC has recommended guidelines for how you should go about getting your booster shot. If you received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you need to be at least 65 years+ or be 18+ and live in long-term care settings, high-risk settings or have underlying medical conditions to qualify for their booster. You must also wait six months after getting the primary vaccine to get the boost. If you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it is only required that you be 18 years or older, and wait at least two months after getting the primary vaccine. It is also important to note that the booster dose is the same formula as whichever vaccine you received (i.e., the Pfizer booster is the same formula as the Pfizer vaccine). 

Stay Well Informed with BioCollections

BioCollections works towards aiding researchers through the whole cycle or at specific stages of development of their studies. Our aim is to continue to support our customers well beyond the close-out of a study. Providing researchers and the general public with the most accurate information is what drives us to create a healthy and safe world. As with information you read from our article or from the CDC, we highly recommend that you contact your doctor or trusted health officials to get specific advice for you and your family. 

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