No. You will still need to follow the critical public health protocols until public health officials say otherwise.
- Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, given 3-4 weeks apart.
- The effect of a vaccine is not immediate. Your immune system needs time to build up antibodies in order to fight off the virus.
- You are expected to have some level of protection after the first dose, but full protection may not come for weeks after the second dose – up to two months or more after your first dose.
- Once vaccine doses are readily available for public use, it could still take several months to get vaccines to hundreds of millions of people.