Six Cities (KTIV) – As Sixlanders continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many are hopeful that the days of wearing masks and social distance will soon be behind us.
However, local health officials have warned that COVID-19 could be a threat to some, even after the first two doses of the vaccine have been given.
Dr Larry Volz, of Marion Sixland Medical Center, said the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gave some protection to recipients.
He says patients can get the virus even after the first dose.
However, he says they will experience less severe symptoms if they contract Kovid-19.
That’s why health officials say it’s important to follow the second of two dosage vaccine protocols.
Volz says that after a second dose of the vaccine, a patient is much more protected from the virus.
“The vaccine really protects you from getting sick. We do not yet know if this prevents you from spreading the virus. So you are able to infect the virus and it can be in you, you are able to spread it but you are not developing any symptoms related to it. We have no answer as to whether this will stop you from spreading, ”said Dr. Volz.
Volz says whether or not you get the vaccine, it’s important to maintain a mask and social distance so you can protect others.