September 25, 2022

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WHO expert: still need to wear a mask and maintain social distance after COVID-19 vaccination

WHO expert: still need to wear a mask and maintain social distance after COVID-19 vaccination

WHO expert: still need to wear a mask and maintain social distance after COVID-19 vaccination. Xinhua News Agency, Geneva, December 14, Experts from the World Health Organization said on the 14th that although some COVID-19 vaccines have been launched and started to be vaccinated, it is still unclear whether the vaccine can prevent human infection with the COVID-19 virus. If you have been vaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

WHO expert: still need to wear a mask and maintain social distance after COVID-19 vaccination

Sumia Swaminatan, the chief scientist of WHO, said at the press conference that day that WHO also hopes that vaccines can block the spread of the virus by preventing infection, but more evidence is still needed.

In addition, due to the limited number of people vaccinated at the beginning of the vaccine launch, it will take some time to achieve herd immunity through vaccination. She suggested that people continue to observe existing epidemic prevention measures after vaccination, maintain social distancing, wear masks, and wash hands frequently.

Catherine O’Brien, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biological Products of WHO, also said that the results of the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine so far are exciting, but these are only early results, which are very important for follow-up people after vaccination and need to be collected. Various data.

The current understanding and evaluation of the COVID-19 vaccine is still going on, “we have made a good start”, but then truly understanding whether these vaccines can prevent infection and the spread of the virus will be the top priority.


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