As the coronavirus vaccine gets rolled out, persons have a lot of questions. One that pops up often is “Can we go back to how things were now?”. The answer is a complicated one. While getting the vaccine is an important step, there are some things that still won’t change. Here’s what you need to know.
Nothing Changes Until You’re Fully Vaccinated
You may already know that the coronavirus vaccine is not a ‘one-and-done’ injection. After the first shot is delivered, you’ll be given an appointment to get the second (or booster) shot within a few weeks of the first. You’re not considered to be fully vaccinated until you’ve received both shots.
That means you should still take all the precautions you would have taken before starting the vaccination process.
Even after being vaccinated, it’s important to note that the vaccines are not considered to be 100% effective.
That means, there’s still a risk of being infected with COVID-19. This is on top of the fact that there are variations of the virus against which the current vaccines may not be effective at all.
Additionally, scientists still don’t have enough information to determine if persons who’ve been vaccinated can still carry the virus and infect others.
It’s also been noted that the vaccination takes approximately two weeks to become fully effective after both shots have been administered.
The Do’s and Don’t’s After Being Fully Vaccinated
While being fully vaccinated is great, doctors stress that it’s not a reason to give up all the protection measures you’ve been practicing so far. Here are the things you still need to know when you’re vaccinated.