CDC recommends wearing mask, social distancing even after receiving vaccine

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Jan 17th, 2021 12:56 pm
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Last Updated Jan 18th, 2021 at 5:36 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that people should, "continue to #WearAMask over your nose and mouth, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands," even after getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

"It's important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions," the CDC said in a statement on January 5.

Dr. Preeti Malani, the University of Michigan's chief health officer, and other medical professionals have outlined five reasons why they say continued mask-wearing and social distancing is important:

  1. No vaccine is 100% effective.
  2. Vaccines don't provide immediate protection.
  3. Vaccines may not prevent you from spreading the virus.
  4. Masks protect people with compromised immune systems.
  5. Masks protect against any strain of the coronavirus.

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