Among WashU Med employees and students, 71.9% have received at least the first dose of the vaccine; 60% have completed the second dose. Completing the second dose is necessary to reach the vaccine’s full effectiveness. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about scheduling vaccination.
Safety measures still important after vaccination
After receiving the vaccine, it is critical to continue the mitigation strategies that have been proven to be effective — wearing a mask, washing hands and maintaining physical distance. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination, meaning it’s possible to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. Also, researchers are still studying whether vaccination can prevent the virus from spreading to others.