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Kevin Browne, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, shares information on why it’s important to continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines after being vaccinated.

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Kevin Browne:  Right after you received the vaccine, it doesn't mean that you have full protection yet.  The vaccine takes some time to work.  We don't anticipate you being able to walk around without a mask for some time.  We would encourage you to continue to wear a mask, to continue to socially distance, and continue to wash your hands frequently, until we've achieved herd immunity in the United States, where we are aware that it is safe for you to no longer do that.