Got the COVID-19 Vaccine? Do I still need to wear a mask afterwards?

Got the COVID-19 Vaccine? Do I still need to wear a mask afterwards?

Around 9 million individuals in the U.S alone, and around 2.5 million individuals in Canada have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although this is a promising step towards reducing the spread of COVID-19, extra precaution such as wearing masks and washing your hands is still required to prevent spreading the virus.

Is a face mask still required after my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes! You are not fully concerned to be vaccinated until you’ve received your second dose, as it is possible for you to get sick between the two doses.

Is a face mask required after my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes! Although the vaccines are to be highly effective, it can take a few weeks for our body to build immunity after receiving the vaccine. Bottom line is that if you’re vaccinated, you are to be protected from severe illness, but you still have the possibility to carry and pass it along to others.

If you’re not vaccinated, and have had COVID-19, are masks still to be worn?

Yes! It is possible to get COVID-19 more than once, and it is not known how long you’re protected after being tested for COVID. It is recommended to still get the vaccine even if you’d had COVID-19, and should wait until you’re symptom-free before getting the vaccine.

Mask should be continued to be warn regardless of whether you’ve had the vaccine or not, and whether you’ve already had COVID-19. Although the vaccine is highly effective, it is still better to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask.

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Original Article Source Credits:   ADV Pharmacy ,
Article Written By: Maheen Yaqoob, AI Computer Engineer
Original Article Posted on:  March, 2021