I’m vaccinated and have cold symptoms. Should I get tested for COVID-19?
While breakthrough infections are unusual in vaccinated people, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should get tested, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in its guidelines.
If you do test positive, you’ll want to take precautions to avoid spreading it to others. The CDC says studies show fully vaccinated people can be less likely to spread the virus, but there’s still the risk of infecting others.