What can you do after you've had the COVID-19 vaccine?

Linda Geddes wrote a piece for The Guardian about things you can do safely after getting your COVID jab. For me, it’s the same information I’ve been reading over and over but given how poor information flow has been over the last year or so, these COVID-19 articles are necessary.

In a nutshell:

  • You’re not “bulletproof” against the virus, whether you’ve had the first or second vaccine.
  • Keep wearing a mask.
  • Hugging should be fine once you’re both vaccinated but be aware of local infection rates.
  • Don’t all rush back into those close contact social gatherings immediately.
  • Keep wearing a mask.
  • It’s sensible to be cautious and that might mean asking for tests before meeting with other people.
  • International travel is still a risk as not every country has the same infection rate or response to the virus as yours.
  • Keep wearing a mask.
  • Older relatives may be protected but that doesn’t mean you don’t need the vaccine (quit leaning on “herd immunity”).
  • And, finally, keep wearing a mask.

Although not explicitly mentioned in the article, please keep washing your hands, sanitising, and social distancing. The pandemic isn’t over just because you’re over it.

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