There are variants of concern that are already in Alberta. While being double vaccinated will help guard against death and mitigate the illness caused by the variants, the vaccine is not 100% effective in keeping you from contracting COVID19 variants, e.g., the lambda and delta.
How can you protect yourself from the variants?
- Get both your vaccinations
- Wash your hands regularly
- Continue to social distance
- Wear a mask when in a crowd
While we would all love for the pandemic to be over, the truth is other countries, like France, Japan, and Spain are already coping with a 4th wave because of the variants. Remaining vigil and following the 4 protocols are the best protection against variants and their impact on your health and the health of your neighbour.