Did you know just taking ONE coronavirus vaccine isn't enough? As reported by NBC South Florida, here's what's important to know regarding your second shot:
Why is the vaccine's second dose so important?
The second dose functions as a booster, so it's super important in order to get full protection from the vaccine. Depending on the vaccine, people should try to get their second dose as close as possible to the required time period.
What if I'm not able to receive the second dose in time?
If for whatever reason somebody is overdue, like they couldn't get the appointment scheduled or whatever the problem is, they should just keep trying to get that second dose so that they get the full protection.They will not need to restart the series.
Why might some people not be getting the second dose?
We need more data on this; it could be issues relating to people not understanding the importance of the second dose, them not being able to get in, possibly vaccine supply, or possibly some of these people did get their second shot, and it simply wasn't recorded in the system yet.
Do vaccinated people need to follow other coronavirus safety protocols?
What's really important for everybody to remember is that even if you did get your entire series of the vaccine, you still need to wear your mask and do the physical distancing.