Yes, even after having both the vaccines, there is still a small risk of dying from COVID-19
This is because the vaccines are not 100% effective.
People who had both the vaccines can still get COVID-19 infection. A unlucky few of those who get an infection can still die from COVID-19.
Recent reports indicate that about half of deaths in U.K. are in people who had at least one dose of COVID vaccine.
The good thing is that the overall number of deaths is VERY LOW compared to the high number of deaths at the peak of pandemic when vaccines were not available.
Vast majority of infections do still occur in the unvaccinated individuals. ( PHE document- page 13 & 14)
The Guardian newspaper has got a good article on this topic.
One has to hope that vaccines do NOT lose their effectiveness over time.
We have to hope that more new variants do NOT emerge as there is a possibility that Vaccines may be less effective against new variants emerging in future.
Why most people who now die with Covid in England have been vaccinated
David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Sun 27 Jun 2021 08.00 BST
Daily Mail. Are these the numbers scaring Boris? Study shows 29% of the 42 people who have died after catching the new strain had BOTH vaccinations as cases soar another 40%. By James Robinson for MailOnline
14:08, 13 Jun 2021 , updated 12:22, 14 Jun 2021
Public Health England. Research and analysis
Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern: technical briefings.
Technical briefing documents on novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Last updated 25 June 2021. (page 13 and 14)
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