As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out in our state, Sound’s Safety Team offers advice even after receiving the vaccine to help keep you safe. Once members of our community do get vaccinated, we should still continue with the safety procedures that are now familiar to us:
Post vaccine safety procedures
- Wear a mask
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others
- Avoid crowds
- Continue to wash your hands often
- Remember that no single tool along prevents infection and that using all tools at our disposal is still the best way
More information being learned
There is still much that needs to be learned. We don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent people from spreading the virus, even if they don’t get sick themselves. This is why the CDC recommends that people still wear masks and avoid contact with others. Experts need to understand more about the protection that the vaccines provide in real-world conditions before changing current protocol. As we learn more, we will share updates on www.sound.health.
For those who can receive the vaccine and who still have questions: vaccines will not give you Covid-19
None of the COVID-19 vaccines being administered use a live COVID-19 virus. Still, those receiving the vaccine may experience fever-like symptoms, which is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes the disease.
Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?
Yes. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision.
Sound is here to help
For Sound clients trying to get the vaccine, our Case Managers are here to help direct you to the appropriate resources. Please contact your clinician to learn more.