Should you wear a mask after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? The answer is most definitely yes. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. 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.
  2. Vaccines don’t provide immediate protection. No vaccine is immediately effective, usually taking two weeks for the immune system to block the virus
  3. 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
  4. Masks protect people with compromised immune systems.
  5. 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, d-wear-mask-after-getting-covid-19-vaccine- yes/4176478001/.