Health Experts Say We May Need More Than 2 COVID Vaccine Doses
I think it's safe to say most people who have gotten both doses of a COVID vaccine know there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding their lasting effects, but they feel the "good" outweighs the "bad" when it comes to getting it. I have not gotten the vaccine yet, but I'm among that same train of thought.
With so many questions still up in the air about the vaccine, 13 WREX reached out to a SwedishAmerican doctor in an attempt to get some answers. They specifically wanted to know if you can still get COVID-19 after receiving the second dose of the vaccine. The short answer to that question is, yes, it is possible since it take two weeks for the full immunization effects to set in.
Another big question surrounding the vaccine is; will two doses actually be enough?Here's what Dr. Otavio Rodrigues from SwedishAmerican recently told WREX;
If we do see a lot of people having a drop of protective antibodies, there might be a need in the future to re-vaccinate people.
Dr. Rodrigues also said that as of right now, there is no need for people to re-vaccinate, but that could always change. The best thing to do, even after you receive both vaccine doses, is to continue practicing the safety measures you have been doing for the last year...wear your facemask in public, maintain social distance, gather with small groups of people.
I think we should all just look at the vaccine as a suit of armor we should all put on...it's an extra layer of protection, but it can't fully guarantee safety...just yet.
LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions
While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.