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Won’t COVID go away on its own?

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

Ana G. Cepin, MD explains that the COVID vaccines are the most effective tool that we have to end the pandemic.

So, the vaccine is really the answer that we have to this pandemic. The more people get vaccinated, the more quickly we can get past this. It’s really the most effective tool that we have. It’s one of the tools. There are still other things that we need to continue to do. We still need to be smart about maintaining social distance. We need to be smart about continuing to mask, but in terms of the tools to help stop this, the getting vaccinated is the most effective and important tool that we have.

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