Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH explains how masks can protect both vaccinated and unvaccinated people from getting COVID.
I say, “When in doubt, wear a mask.” Especially, if you’re going indoors and you’re around other people and you don’t know their vaccination status. It’s really important that we continue to wear masks, even if you’re vaccinated and you’re going indoors. Especially, if you live in neighborhoods that have low vaccination rates and high rates of COVID spread. The reason is because you want to be a part of the community that is modeling to everybody else, how important it is to still maintain the other protections that keep unvaccinated populations safe. And right now, the population that’s not eligible to be vaccinated is kids who are younger than age 12. And so, if you wear a mask indoors it protects those folks who can’t yet get a COVID vaccine. So, wear a mask, when in doubt, just put that mask on, it’s simple, it’s easy, and it protects you and the people around you.