You could still get COVID-19, even if you’ve been vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine reduces severe illness and symptomatic illness, Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti says, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t catch it or transmit it to those around you without knowing it. This is why masks and shields will continue to be part of our existence for the near future, as the rollout of the vaccine spreads to the majority of people in the country.