Infectologists explained that people should continue to wear masks even if they have been vaccinated.
United States- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he believes that almost all children of all ages should be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine before the first quarter of 2022, and people should continue to wear masks, CNN published.
Fauci reiterated his previous point that he would be surprised if high school students cannot be vaccinated during the fall semester.
He said: “I think that by the first quarter of 2022, we will be able to vaccinate children of almost any age, hopefully before then, but I think this will be the last time we see a vaccine.” CNN.
There is a little background: Moderna and Pfizer are currently studying vaccines for children 12 years and younger. Pfizer has submitted a vaccine expansion plan for children 12 to 15 years old to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has been authorized for use by people over 16 years old.
Later, Fauci explained why people should continue to wear masks even if they have been vaccinated.
First, he said that when a person is vaccinated, their risk of infection is greatly reduced and very low.
However, in some cases someone can be vaccinated without clinical disease, but still get infected unknowingly. Then, they will inadvertently spread the virus to people who have not been vaccinated.