I read the vaccine is 95% effective. Does that mean there is still a 5% chance I could get Covid?

No. It means that the risk of getting sick from Covid is 95% lower for a vaccinated person compared to an unvaccinated person.  The actual risk depends on where you live and the kind of things you do, but for a fully vaccinated person it is much less than 5%.

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1. I already had Covid, so why would I need the vaccine?
2. Will the vaccine protect me against variant strains of the coronavirus?
3. Are there important differences between vaccines?
4. How do we know the vaccine is safe and effective?
5. I read the vaccine is 95% effective. Does that mean there is still a 5% chance I could get Covid?
6. I am fully vaccinated. Do I need a booster shot?
7. What do we know about side effects?
8. I have doubts about the Covid vaccines because they were developed so quickly.