Should you wear a mask after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? The answer is most definitely yes. Here are 5 reasons why:
- No vaccine is 100% effective. Large clinical trials found that two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer- BioNTech vaccines prevented 95% of illnesses caused by the coronavirus.
- Vaccines don’t provide immediate protection. No vaccine is immediately effective, usually taking two weeks for the immune system to block the virus
- Vaccines may not prevent you from spreading the virus. Vaccines prevent people from becoming sick but not from becoming infected or passing the virus to others
- Masks protect people with compromised immune systems.
- Masks protect against any strain of the coronavirus. Luckily, studies so far suggest the vaccine will work against all strains.
Szabo, Liz. “Should You Wear a Mask after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine? 5 Reasons Why the Answer Is ‘Yes.’.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 16 Jan. 2021, www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/16/shoul d-wear-mask-after-getting-covid-19-vaccine- yes/4176478001/.