Just got vaccinated? Here's what experts are saying about your chances of still spreading Coronavirus

Experts are weighing in

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Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Coronavirus vaccines are continually rolling out, but many people are still questioning how the shots will affect them—especially in the wake of new variants of the disease. 

It seems like we've come a long way since the start of the global pandemic in March 2020, but we still have to be vigilant and take precautions. Experts are regularly studying the vaccine, the disease itself, and how to best keep it safe during this difficult time. 

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Can I spread the Coronavirus after I get vaccinated?

While you can technically spread the virus after you've been vaccinated, chances are slim, according to the Associated Press. There's also the slight possibility that you can become infected without showing any symptoms. Currently, the vaccines are effective at preventing people from getting severely sick with the virus. 

What should I do after I get vaccinated?

Experts urge people to continue wearing masks and social distancing in public when surrounded by others who might not be vaccinated, according to the Associated Press. Dr. Robert Gallo, a virus expert at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, claimed that the vaccine is incredibly important, but not ultimately not a "cure-all."

How long are you protected after you're vaccinated?

The million-dollar question. According to the Seattle Times, this is something researchers are still trying to uncover. 

I've already had COVID-19. Should I get vaccinated?

The CDC suggests that you get the vaccine, as medical experts are unsure how long you are protected from getting sick again. 

If you're wondering how to keep yourself and your family safe during this challenging time, it's crucial to consult your doctor. However, other resources can assist with questions that might arise. 

Visit the CDC to uncover facts vs. myths about the vaccine and learn what to do after being fully vaccinated.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.