Around 63 percent of Austrians are now vaccinated against Corona. Although the approved vaccines are all highly effective, infections can still occur in rare cases despite full immunization.
These infections are usually mild – often without any signs. The top Italian virologist Massimo Clementi explains the phenomenon of lightning infection to the “Huffington Post”. “People who have been vaccinated are only infected for a few hours and don’t even notice it,” says the expert from Milan.
The vaccine therefore induces the formation of antibodies and leads to immunity. However, it is not possible to form another class of antibodies that are important for the immediate defense against infection at the point of entry. This allows the virus to cause an infection for a limited time, Clementi continues.