An individual who examined optimistic for COVID-19 after getting a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine serves as a reminder that vaccination doesn’t suggest you’ll be able to’t get the virus, Dr. Hoa Nguyen stated.
Nguyen, who leads the governor’s Doctor Advisory Group, stated the vaccine is not 100% efficient. Even these vaccinated should not let their guards down.
“Even in the event you get each (doses of a COVID-19 vaccine), it doesn’t suggest you will not catch the virus,” he stated.
He urges residents who’ve gotten vaccinated to not simply do what they need and proceed to be cautious.
With COVID-19 nonetheless out locally, it is nonetheless essential to apply preventive measures — one of the simplest ways to cease the unfold of the virus. Residents ought to proceed to put on masks, keep away from crowds, apply social distancing and wash their palms, he stated.
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The vaccine is useful in chopping down the hospitalization and loss of life price, however doesn’t suggest you will not catch the virus, Nguyen stated.
“You may catch it. Just like the flu shot, the COVID-19 vaccine can imply in the event you get contaminated with the virus you will not have extreme signs and a a lot milder case, he stated.Should you occur to catch it your signs will not be so extreme,” he stated. “The aim is to save lots of lives.”
Vaccination is ongoing for these 60 years and older and extra non-public suppliers are anticipated to have the ability to vaccinate individuals, serving to ease the load on the Division of Public Well being and Social Providers.
American Medical Heart, of which Nguyen is a founding member, was the primary clinic to get the vaccine. Nguyen stated he is hopeful extra clinics will get the vaccine after assembly federal necessities for storage and dealing with.
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The extra clinics which have the vaccine, the extra choices residents must get vaccinated and the much less workload for Public Well being, he stated.
Nguyen pressured that even on the non-public clinics, vaccinations can be free. Vaccinations should not value residents something even when they get it at a personal facility, he stated.