Medical Professionals Say Masks Will Continue To Be Essential Long Into Vaccine Rollout

Just over a year since the international COVID-19 pandemic started, vaccine rollout is in full swing throughout the United States. Even with the vaccine being distributed, many are worried that false misconceptions about vaccine immunity could lead to unintended spread. Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine is interviewed and he discusses safety during the vaccine rollout, stating that with the vaccine, your risk of getting the disease goes down but 95%, but it may take weeks after your COVID-19 vaccine to develop adequate immunity. Even with the vaccine, public health officials say that there is a chance of contracting the disease and becoming contagious and a threat to those around you without immunity. To read Dr. Jacob’s full statement and to learn more about safety and precautions after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, please follow this link.