Continue safety measures after receiving vaccine

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Health experts have stressed that getting vaccinated will not immediately result in immunity to COVID-19 and — while it will likely protect you from experiencing symptoms — it’s not yet fully clear whether you could still contract the virus and potentially be a carrier.

“The vaccine is a critical part of managing COVID. However, individual vaccination — even in a majority of our employees — does not alter our current public health practices,” said Eva Aagaard, MD, interim senior administrator for occupational health.

With the virus still spreading in our community and the vaccine’s impact on asymptomatic transmission unclear, “it is critically important to complete your symptom screening before coming to campus, and continue to wear your mask and maintain social distancing and hand hygiene both on campus and off,” Aagaard said.