Science in a minute - What is vaccine-breakthrough?


Institutional Communication Service

29 November 2021

The term vaccine breakthrough is used to describe a coronavirus infection in people who have completed the vaccine cycle for at least 15 days. This topic is explored in this new episode. No vaccination offers 100 percent protection. So the fact that vaccinated people can still get infected is nothing new or unusual. This episode talks about why with the delta variant, the number of infections has increased despite the vaccination campaign.

The Science in a Minute project carries on. Promoted by the Swiss School of Public Health, it aims to provide, through a series of short videos, some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about scientific facts and topics related to public health in order to make them clear and accessible to everyone.

Dr Rebecca Amati, project manager of the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, guides us on this path, explaining complex concepts and processes in layman's terms. The series is constantly updated according to the evolution of the pandemic. A weekly one-minute clip tackling a different topic will be available.


Watch the video (in Italian; French and German available on the dedicated YouTube channel):