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Can I give COVID-19 to anyone when I am protected by the vaccine?

Two doses will greatly reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill but will not completely protect you from catching COVID-19. The vaccines reduce the risk of passing on the virus, but do not completely prevent it. So, it is still important you continue to follow the COVID-19 guidance to protect those around you.

To protect yourself and your family, friends and colleagues you still need to:

  • practice social distancing;
  • wear a face mask;
  • wash your hands carefully and often; and
  • follow the current guidance at:


COVID-19 is spread through droplets breathed out from the nose or mouth, particularly when speaking or coughing. It can also be picked up by touching your eyes, nose and mouth after touching contaminated objects and surfaces.