Do the COVID vaccines protect against the Delta variant?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH shares what we know about how well the COVID vaccines work against the Delta variant.

The Delta variant is the most dominant strain of COVID that’s circulating now. It’s more contagious than the previous COVID that was circulating at the beginning of the pandemic, which means it’s more likely to infect people and it’s more likely to spread between people. Because of that, vaccination remains even more important now than early in the pandemic so that we can limit people getting infected and limit the spread of COVID. So, what people should understand is the vaccines that we have now are incredibly effective at preventing hospitalization and death from the Delta variant, which is amazing.

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