Vaccinated people can still become infected and have the potential spread the virus to others, although at much lower rates than unvaccinated people. The risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people are 49 higher where community transmission of the virus is widespread. You must get both doses to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Many times, people who do get sick after getting a vaccine have a milder case. Continue to frequently wash your hands and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol after getting vaccinated.