Still At Risk?
To the Editor:
Of course you are still at risk, every day you wake up you face risk to and from many things. My intent is to not minimize the risk of the virus, rather point out the folly of a recent e-mail from the NHS Nursing Supervisor Anne Dalton, entitled “Spring Health Office Update,” dated Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
“Almost 700 school employees have now received their first dose of vaccine. Two weeks following their second dose of vaccine, vaccinated people are considered ‘fully immunized.’”
That is good news and if you want the shot, take the shot. It is widely available and you even have three flavors to choose from. For those in “socially vulnerable communities” we now have a mobile operation from FEMA. Gov Lamont has new programs for priority access to the shot(s) based on the CDC’s underlying conditions and comorbidity. Again, good news! You want the shot, take the shot, and you are considered “fully immunized.” That said, how does this make any scientific sense, Ms Dalton BSN, RN?
“Fully vaccinated people will be able to gather in private settings with other fully vaccinated people without masks or distancing measures.”
“Everyone needs to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in public places or when with unvaccinated people.”
“As much as possible, unvaccinated people need to avoid gatherings with people outside of their household.”
So, a “fully immunized” person isn’t really “fully immunized” if they need to follow those instructions. It implies they might contract the virus? Am I missing something, Ms Dalton? Granted I have no medical background, but why get the shot(s) if I can’t trust the science of the vaccine?
This is the deal breaker for me. “Fully immunized people will not need to be tested or quarantined if exposed to a positive case of COVID 19, as long as they have no symptoms.”
Ohh, it’s the variants we have to worry about… and there’s that pesky risk thing again. I’m sure there will be a shot for that and a check box on your vaccine ID card.
11 Glen Road, Sandy Hook April 2, 2021
Editor’s Note: Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html for complete COVID-19 vaccination information.