Millions of people across the country have now received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and all of the most vulnerable are slated to be vaccinated by February 15.
But after you get the push, or when someone you know got the push – what are the rules?
Dr. Mike Tildesley, member of the Pandemic Influenza Scientific Modeling Group that advises the government, and Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care and public health at Imperial College London, spoke to The Mirror to answer key vaccine questions.
Will the vaccine protect you?
Dr. Tildesley says the job isn’t 100 percent protection.
This means that it may still not be safe to meet someone who is older or has health problems, even after having had two bumps.
Dr. Tildesley said: “ Vaccines are not 100 percent effective. So if someone in the vulnerable category got a sting, it massively reduces the chance of developing symptoms, but not to zero.
“Your grandmother may be one of the few people who isn’t protected from the vaccine.
“There will still be a risk until enough people get the vaccine to protect everyone.”
He added, “Once the lockdown ends and enough people have been vaccinated, the advice on shielding may change. Still, while the virus is still floating around, people at risk should take precautions as there is a chance they could be one of the people who are not protected. “
Dr. Tildesley warned that while employers can’t force you to get the trick right now, you may need one in the future to get a job.
“I suspect if it’s not in your contact employers can’t force you to get the vaccine, but that may change in the future,” says Dr. Tildesley.
“I recently heard from a nursing home owner where half of his staff had turned down the vaccine. He said he couldn’t force current employees, but he would insist that all future employees be vaccinated as a condition of their employment. “
If you have the bump, it doesn’t mean you can break the blocking rules.
Prof. Majeed said: “The proof of vaccination does not exempt you from complying with local or national regulations.”
However, he warned that after the lockdown, some places may refuse entry to people who have not been vaccinated.
“It is possible that some places will implement this guideline,” says Prof. Majeed.
“For example, some cruise lines have announced that they will require customers to provide proof of vaccination.”
“It is possible that in some countries proof of vaccination is required before you can travel there, but this differs from country to country,” says Prof. Majeed.
Dr. Tildesley added, “If the uptake with the vaccine is really low in six months and we can’t get the pandemic under control, I might see real pressure getting people to get it.” We could see many more places where proof of vaccination was required from clients and clients. “
Prof. Majeed added: “Even after receiving two doses of the vaccine, you would have to comply with the blocking rules applicable in your region.”
You still need to isolate if you come in contact with someone who tests positive, even after the sting.
Prof. Majeed said, “If you have recently had contact with someone who tested positive, you would have to self-isolate for another 10 days because at that point we will not know if a vaccination will make you contagious.”