Q- If I receive my COVID-19 Vaccine, do I still have to wear a mask and follow physical distancing?
Yes. A vaccine that is 95% effective means that about 1 out of 20 people who get it may not have protection from getting the illness.
It may take time for everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccination to get one. Also, while the vaccine may prevent you from getting sick, it is unknown at this time if you can still carry and transmit the virus to others. That is why, until more is understood about how well the vaccine works, continuing with precautions such as mask-wearing and physical distancing will be important.