Recent studies have shown similar peak viral loads in vaccinated people who contract COVID-19 disease compared with unvaccinated people who contract COVID, raising questions around the impact that vaccination has on preventing transmission.

This article discusses the findings from recent studies on viral load and further explores the impact that vaccination has on those who experience breakthrough disease. It specifically highlights how vaccinated individuals with breakthrough disease can clear the virus faster, have lower levels of the virus overall, and therefore are less contagious.

The Conversation: No, vaccinated people are not ‘just as infectious’ as unvaccinated people if they get COVID