For 10 months, we've heard the same message: avoid large crowds, practice social distancing and wear a mask. Those basic health precautions should continue, health professionals say, even after receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many wonder why those guidelines are still needed if the vaccine is safe and effective. Here are some key questions and answers:
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