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Need to do swab test or not?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: June 29, 2021 9:20 AM

Anonymous 2 months

I am a woman in my 20’s and has completed my second dose of covid 19 vaccination on 9/6. I just found out that recently i’ve been expose to someone that is positive covid 19. Should i do swab test or not?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for your question.

We truly understand your concern regarding the potential COVID-19 transmission. We will try to help you.

For your information, an individual that has received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are still susceptible to a COVID-19 infection. According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:

  • Healthcare-associated exposure, including providing direct care for 2019-nCoV patients, working with health care workers infected with 2019-nCoV, visiting patients or staying in the same close environment of a 2019nCoV patient.
  • Working together in close proximity or sharing the same classroom environment with a with 2019-nCoV patient
  • Traveling together with 2019-nCoV patient in any kind of conveyance
  • Living in the same household as a 2019-nCoV patient

In this case, I would also encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz.

You are advised to get screened out if you felt that you have been exposed to a COVID-19 infection.

You are also encouraged to talk to our doctor online so that we can help you further.

We hope you will be satisfied with our answer.

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Last Updated: Tue Jun 29 2021 09:20:48 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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