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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 138918, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made on the ability to transmit covid-19 by people who have (a) contracted covid-19 and recovered, and (b) been vaccinated against it; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

26 January 2021

Public Health England (PHE) has made no such assessment. Due to the time taken to develop antibodies after vaccination, PHE does not yet hold data to determine the ability to transmit COVID-19 by people who have been vaccinated against it.