Health Experts Urge Vaccinated People to Continue Wearing Masks
April 23, 2021
As people in South Florida continue lining up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, congressional hearings and school districts have been going back and forth in the debate surrounding mask-wearing policies. A recent WSVN article titled "Debates Spark over Mask-wearing Policies, Booster Shot Likely for Those who Received Pfizer Vaccine,"
recounted the situation and gave an outlook on the ongoing vaccination process in Hard Rock Stadium and other vaccination sites.
Mask policies have turned into a topic of debate after health officials stressed the importance of continuing wearing face masks after being vaccinated. "What we don't know right now, but we will know as we gather more information, is that you can get infected even though you've been vaccinated, and because you're vaccinated, have no symptoms," said infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci while advocating for the use of face masks in a recent congressional hearing. This adds to the statements made by Pfizer's CEO, according to which fully vaccinated individuals might need new shots after twelve months.
While Florida's education commissioner sent a letter requesting to change the school's mask mandate to make face masks optional, school superintendents in Miami Dade and Broward County have both made clear that the schools will be adhering to CDC'S safety guidelines.
Concerning South Florida's vaccination process, walk-in vaccinations are allowed in sites like the Miami-Dade College's North Campus, Hard Rock Stadium, and all DOH-Broward vaccination sites. According to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet on April 23rd to discuss the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
You can read the complete article here: "Debates Spark over Mask-wearing Policies, Booster Shot Likely for Those who Received Pfizer Vaccine"