Preventing Severe Disease is Easier, Preventing Mild Disease is Harder, and Preventing All Infections is the Hardest
Vaccines don’t provide immediate protection and no vaccine is effective right away.
In fact, it takes roughly two weeks for your immune system to make the antibodies that block viral infections.
In other words, the protection won’t arrive until 5-6 weeks after the first vaccine shot and will still not 100% guarantee your safety. Therefore, practicing social distancing and wearing masks is STILL essential for your well-being.
COVID vaccines may not prevent you from spreading the virus and a vaccinated person might still be able to spread the virus, even if they don’t feel sick. Wearing masks is the safest way for vaccinated people to protect those around them.
Some people aren’t able to be vaccinated due to their health conditions. So, please think of others, continue wearing masks to protect those with cancer and others who won’t be fully protected.
The best hope for ending the pandemic isn’t to choose between masks, physical distancing, and vaccines. Our best hope lies in combining these efforts and encouraging others to do the same.
Now, I’m encouraging all of you to wear masks, practice social distancing, and get vaccinated. Vaccines aren’t 100% foolproof, but they will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without the need to have you experience COVID-19 firsthand.
#THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL OF YOU IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.
ALWAYS STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY AT ALL TIMES.