The more you know about the importance of mask wearing after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
It’s February of 2021 and the vaccine has started to roll out. We’re getting lots of questions about how things are going to change in the coming year. One of the most common questions we get is, “Should I still wear a mask?”
The answer is yes –even if you’ve been vaccinated.
The reason is that the vaccine prevents you from getting severe disease from COVID-19, but what we don’t know is if it protects you from spreading it to other people. So there’s a distinct possibility that people who had the vaccine still carry the virus and can infect other people even though they are not sick. And that’s why it’s really important to continue to wear the mask until many, many, many people have been vaccinated.
The CDC suggests that until 70 percent of our population gets both vaccine shots, then we still need to be doing the same things we’ve been doing for the past year to protect each other, which is wear a mask, wash your hands, stay six feet away from other people, avoid small gatherings, and especially avoid large gatherings.