Is it safe to be around someone who’s been vaccinated?

Dr. Jen Ashton has answers to your COVID-19 and health questions.
1:54 | 01/12/21

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Dr. Ashton, can we move on to viewer questions? Question number one, is someone vaccinated safe to be around? It depends whose safety you're asking about. Let's talk about the person who has been vaccinated. This is not a live virus it's not a weakened virus vaccine. So unlike other vaccines you can't get covid from that person unless they've been exposed and infected with covid-19, regardless of the vaccine. Now, is it safe for the person? Not until you're at or after about 10 days post second dose. So, again, we've talked about this before. It's not safe, yes or no. There's always a more complicated answer than that. All right. Ten days. You're bullet proof. Ten days post second dose. 95% covered, not 100%. All right. All right. Next question. What are some ways to improve the vaccine rollout? Again, I think what's interesting about this is we have to look at where we have experience dealing with massive numbers of people, right? And then think about what can be extrapolated for this type of administration. So when you go into big sporting events -- you two are big southern big ten football. They're -- It's called FCC, Jen. Sorry. I'm an ice hockey fan. They're packing 100,000 fans into these football stadiums precovid every weekend. If you can do that, if you can check tickets and put people through a security detecter, you can immunize people. We need to run these places 24 hours a day. It's not just nurses that can give the vaccines. There are plenty of people who work shift work as it is, but we need to start thinking creatively outside the box here about getting our numbers up and getting them up quickly. All right. You can continue to submit your questions to Dr. Jen on her

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