The booster vaccine is the third vaccine given to prevent the development of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 case in the community. Even though you have received the Booster vaccine, it does not guarantee that someone will be free from Omicron. Therefore, it is important to know the characteristics of Omicron symptoms in people who have had the booster vaccine.
Based on health data, the number of COVID-19 cases of the Omicron variant in Indonesia has increased, which has increased to 5 million people, originally only 63 thousand people. Therefore, the Indonesian government continues to intensify booster vaccines for its citizens. Especially in elementary school children and the elderly, because they are more susceptible to being exposed to this easily contagious virus.
People who have been vaccinated are believed to have a stronger immune system against viruses that attack their bodies. However, there are not a few reports that show some people have contracted the Omicron virus even though they have been vaccinated with boosters. In fact, some of the infected people have tested positive for Corona.
With this report, we should be more careful. Because the vaccine does not guarantee that our bodies will not be exposed to the Omicron variant virus. To find out more fully, here are the characteristics of Omicron symptoms in people who have had the booster vaccine.
Characteristics of Omicron Symptoms in People Who Have Booster Vaccines
1. Flu-like Early Symptoms
Some people who have taken the booster vaccine and tested positive for Omicron experience symptoms of sore throat, runny nose, reduced sense of smell, headaches, and body aches. The initial symptoms are similar to the side effects after the vaccine. However, the recovery period is quite long compared to the flu or side effects after the vaccine.
2. No Fever
Some people who have had a booster vaccine and still test positive for Omicron don’t have a fever. These symptoms will generally be felt by people who are positive for the Delta variant of Covid-19. Therefore, people who have been vaccinated will tend to experience milder symptoms than people who have not been vaccinated.
3. No Anosmia
Anosmia or symptoms of loss of sense of taste and smell, were not felt by Omicron positive patients who had received booster vaccines. They can still use their sense of taste and smell. Although its function is slightly less than normal.
4. Different Severity Level
Based on research by Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University of California, Peter Ching-Hong, patients who have received the vaccine have different levels of symptoms than patients who have not been vaccinated. In people who have not been vaccinated will experience symptoms within five days or more. While people who have been vaccinated and tested positive for Omicron experience symptoms for only 1 to 2 days.
Those who do not want the vaccine, will be at risk of receiving treatment in hospital. Meanwhile, the treatment process for people who have been boosted by the booster vaccine and are positive for Omicron with mild symptoms will go faster. Some of them do not need to undergo treatment in the hospital.
These are the characteristics of Omicron symptoms in people who have had the booster vaccine. Hopefully useful and stay careful about the spread of the Omicron virus