Is the vaccine effective to combat the new COVID strains?
This question was answered live at the virtual conference titled, "Don’t Hesitate to Vaccinate! Our Experts Tell You Why" recorded on January 28, 2021.
Yes, the current Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are effective against the new COVID strains.
There are several new variants of COVID-19 emerging since the fall of 2020, most notably from:
- United Kingdom (UK)
- South Africa
Dr. Jamal Gwathney, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego Federal Bureau of Prisons; National Public Health Officer
Dr. Rodney Hood, President and Chairman, Multicultural Health Foundation, and Tri-Chair, COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee
Dr. Wilma Wooten, Public Health Officer and Director of Public Health Services, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency
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