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Danbury Health Official: Vaccine needs time to be effective after inoculation

Questions continue to come into local health officials about the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Danbury Department of Health & Human Services says both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine teach the immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build immunity against the virus, meaning it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 just after vaccination. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection. Even after getting vaccinated Acting Health Director Kara Prunty says it’s important to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic.  She says mask wearing, social distancing and not gathering with people outside the household will be in place for a while.

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