Vaccination After Covid Infection and More in Spanish
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This is our 9th lesson on the Covid vaccines. The 8th lesson was a member-only lesson. Take a free quiz on the latest premium lesson.

In this lesson, my friend and Spanish-English interpreter, Sonja Um-Siri, asks the following questions in Spanish:

  1. Can you get the coronavirus from the vaccination?
  2. Should you get vaccinated if you’ve already had Covid.
  3. Should people with preexisting conditions get vaccinated?

My Spanish teacher from the San Pedro Spanish SchoolElizabet Cortéz, provides the answers in Spanish. Finally, we will practice a statement regarding risk vs benefit of vaccination. As we go through these questions and answers we will learn a lot of useful vocabulary, phrases and grammar. I hope you enjoy. 

More Lessons on Spanish for COVID-19

The primary purpose of these lessons is to practice useful Spanish vocabulary and phrases when discussing vaccination against Covid-19. Much of the discussion refers to the mRNA vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna and the information regarding all the Covid-19 vaccines may change as we learn more. Therefore, when speaking with patients, you should always use information provided by current trusted medical sources. 

LEVEL - ADVANCED

¿Me puedo contagiar de coronavirus?

2:08

Pregunta 1

¿Me puedo contagiar de coronavirus al vacunarme?

No es posible contagiarse de coronavirus a través de la vacuna porque la vacuna solamente contiene una porción inofensiva del virus. No contiene el virus.

vacunarse
to get vaccinated

contagiarse de / infectarse de
to become infected with

¿Me puedo contagiar de coronavirus al vacunarme?
Can I get coronavirus from getting vaccinated?

al vacunarme
from getting vaccinated

  • We often use AL + INFINITIVO to say, WHEN/UPON DOING SOMETHING. In the lesson, How the Covid Vaccines Work in Spanish – Premium, we used AL PRESENTAR ESTA PROTEÍNA to begin a sentence with: BY PRESENTING THIS PROTEIN. And here, we are using AL INFINITIVO to say, FROM DOING SOMETHING.

a través de
through

No es posible contagiarse de coronavirus a través de la vacuna

Porción inofensiva del virus

3:59

inofensivo / a
harmless

… porque la vacuna solamente contiene una porción inofensiva del virus. No contiene el virus.
… because the vaccine contains only a harmless portion of the virus. It does not contain the virus.

Check out the lesson, How the Covid Vaccines Work in Spanish – Premium, to explain how the messenger RNA vaccines work in Spanish.

Ya me he contagiado de Covid

5:27

Pregunta 2

Si ya me he contagiado de Covid-19, ¿debería vacunarme?

Sí. No hay ningún problema en vacunarse después de haber dado positivo al Covid-19. Al contrario, la vacuna va a actuar como un refuerzo a su sistema inmunológico para que usted tenga más protección contra el virus.

No hay ningún problema en vacunarse
It’s perfectly fine to get vaccinated

to test positive for Covid-19
dar positivo al/por Covid-19

  • Whether referring to a woman or a man, it’s always DAR POSITIVO. I think this is because it refers to EL RESULTADO de la prueba.

después de haber dado positivo al Covid-19
after testing positive for Covid-19

  • Here, HABER indicates you are referring to something that has ALREADY OCCURRED. It’s like saying, after HAVING tested positive for Covid-19.

No hay ningún problema en vacunarse después de haber dado positivo al Covid-19.
It is perfectly fine to get vaccinated after testing positive for Covid-19.

al contrario
to the contrary, rather

actuar
to act

el sistema inmunológico / inmune 
immune system

el refuerzo
booster, reinforcement

la vacuna de refuerzo
booster vaccine

Refuerzo a su sistema inmunológico 

7:22

Al contrario, la vacuna va a actuar como un refuerzo a su sistema inmunológico
Rather, the vaccine is going to act like a booster to your immune system

…para que usted tenga más protección contra el virus.
…so that you have more protection against the virus.

Tengo una enfermedad preexistente

9:40

Pregunta 3

Si tengo una enfermedad preexistente, ¿debería vacunarme?

Sí, porque personas con enfermedades preexistentes tienen un mayor riesgo de morir o sufrir complicaciones graves por Covid.

la enfermedad preexistente
pre-existing condition or illness

un mayor riesgo
a greater risk

las complicaciones graves
serious complications

complicaciones graves por/de Covid
serious complications from Covid

Tienen un mayor riesgo de morir.
They are at greater risk of dying.

  • The verb TENER is commonly used to discuss RISK or CHANCE.

Tienen más probabilidades de sufrir complicaciones.
They are more likely to suffer complications.

Personas con enfermedades preexistentes tienen un mayor riesgo de morir o sufrir complicaciones graves por Covid.
People with pre-existing conditions are at greater risk of dying or suffering serious complications from Covid.

Son los mayores beneficiados

11:55

Por eso, ellos son los mayores beneficiados al vacunarse.
Therefore, they are the ones who benefit the most from getting vaccinated.

Beneficios y daños

13:26

Los datos demuestran que los beneficios de esta vacuna son mayores que los daños de infectarse de Covid19. 

los datos
the data

demostrar
to show, to demonstrate

los beneficios
benefits

los daños
harms

Los beneficios son mayores que los daños.
The benefits outweigh the harms.

Los datos demuestran que los beneficios de esta vacuna son mayores que los daños de infectarse de Covid19. 
The data show that the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the harms of becoming infected with Covid19. 

Before we conclude, recall this statement regarding risk of vaccination vs infection from our prior lesson: Risks of the Covid Vaccine in Spanish

Además, el riesgo de vacunarse es minúsculo en comparación al riesgo de contagiarse de Covid y sufrir complicaciones.

References

The following is a great series of YouTube videos by drvellermd.com explaining the pathophysiology and trial results of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.  They have videos covering a lot more on Covid, including the other vaccines.

Related Lessons


Special thanks to Elizabeth Cortéz, my Spanish teacher at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala who provided most of the Spanish for this lesson. And special thanks to my friend, Sonja Um-Siri, who asked the questions in this lesson. Sonja also reviews almost every lesson I publish. I could not do this without her.

The lessons offered at docmolly.com are a fun way to practice medical Spanish. They are not intended to teach medicine or provide medical advice. These lessons are intended to improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients, but they are not intended to substitute for a qualified medical interpreter.


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