Can I still contract or spread COVID-19 after being vaccinated?

Yes. It’s important to note that, while these vaccines are highly effective, there is still the chance that if you are exposed to the virus you could contract COVID-19 after having received the vaccination. On a campus of 50,000 people, 95% efficacy still translates to 2,500 individuals being vulnerable to the disease. For these reasons, all Boilermakers will continue to follow the Protect Purdue Pledge, including wearing a face mask correctly and consistently, avoiding large gatherings and practicing social distancing.