Will we need annual COVID-19 vaccines?

Answers to your coronavirus vaccine questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
2:37 | 02/22/21

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Okay. Dr. Jen joining us now, with some of the medical questions that you viewers are asking. First one, if exposed to covid-19, will quarantining be necessary even after receiving the vaccine? This is almost like a story from my life, right, because this just happened to me. So the CDC just recently, in the last couple of weeks, issued revised guidelines, because remember, we are still learning about the vaccine protection, the variants, et cetera. They say if you have been vaccinated, within the last three months, which basically since we just started our campaign in December, most people are in right now, but moving forward, in the last three months, it's been at least two weeks since you received the second dose, or a single dose, and you have no symptoms, you do not need to quarantine. Yeah. That's something. That's progress of some kind, right? It does, exactly. Next question, should we expect covid-19 vaccines annually in the future? This is a big question mark at this point, because again we don't know. First of all, annually, or every two years, or will we need a booster? That is all tbd, all to be determined. We don't know yet about what is called durability. So how long that antibody protection lasts and again, this is a virus, like any other virus, that constantly mutates, for a living, so we don't know if we'll be putting different variants into different vaccines, and much like we do for the influenza vaccine. After the three months, we were just talking about, what do you do? Supposed to go back and get another one? I'll be calling the CDC for that guidance. But, again, as they track people in real life situations and clinical trials we'll be getting more guidance on that. We need the data first. This one isn't yours. This one isn't yours. How much fiber do I need daily? T.J. -- I know. I know you get a lot of fiber daily, but it can be challenging sometimes on a keto diet. Recommendations are about 25 grams of fiber a day for women, and about 36 to 38 grams a day of fiber for men. Typically, most Americans, getting about half that amount. And it's so important, both for our colon health as well as for our cholesterol levels. When you are keto though, you are constantly looking at fiber because it cancels out the carbs. So it's net carbs and always looking for ways for fiber. What does is look like on the plate? Greens, grains, vegetables, fruits. You can send your questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram

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