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Still need to wear a mask after receiving COVID-19 vaccine?
Still need to wear a mask after receiving COVID-19 vaccine? Many countries have begun to vaccinate the COVID-19 vaccine, so some people may ask: can I not wear a mask after vaccination?
The answer is: NO! NO! NO! The main reasons are as follows:
1. The protection rate of the vaccine is not 100%
Vaccination can effectively prevent targeted infectious diseases, but the protective effect of each vaccine cannot reach 100%. According to data from the State Food and Drug Administration, the effective rate of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine developed by Sinopharm Sinopharm is 79.34%. It can be said that most people develop immunity after vaccination, but there are still some people who fail due to low immunity or immunodeficiency. This is related to the individual’s age, genetics, health and immune status. Therefore, wearing a mask adds a protective barrier to stop the virus and reduces the risk of body exposure.
On the other hand, antibodies cannot be produced immediately after vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine, and this period is the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic, and masks cannot be thrown away at critical times.
2. Protect family and friends
After being vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, although it has developed a certain resistance. However, in the early stage of the large-scale vaccination of the new coronavirus vaccine, herd immunity has not been formed, and the transmission chain of the new coronavirus cannot be completely blocked. If you are exposed to the new coronavirus again, you may have mild cases or asymptomatic infections.
Since the neutralizing antibodies produced by the immune system cannot completely kill the virus, these mildly or asymptomatic infected people will detoxify the surrounding area, forming a potential source of infection, to their family and friends, especially those over 60 and 18 years old. The following people with low immunity pose a threat.
3. Prevent other respiratory infectious diseases
The autumn and winter season is the peak of the incidence of respiratory infectious diseases. Not only the new coronavirus pneumonia, but also flu, bacterial pneumonia, measles, and chickenpox can also spread. According to statistics, in the spring of 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, people staying at home, wearing masks and other preventive measures, the incidence of measles in children has dropped significantly. Therefore, wearing masks has established a protective wall to prevent various respiratory infectious diseases.
I hope that through the COVID-19 epidemic, everyone will develop and maintain good habits: wear masks when going out, wash hands in time when going home, open windows frequently for ventilation, pay attention to cough etiquette, and maintain social distancing, because the COVID-19 virus may coexist with humans for a long time. I hope that during the period when the COVID-19 vaccine is vaccinated free of charge, everyone will actively participate, vaccinate as soon as possible to form herd immunity and build a barrier to prevent viral infection.
(source:internet, reference only)