This week, Ask Dr. Echols is about St. Louis City and County issuing a joint health advisory regarding the wearing of face masks indoors even if you have been fully vaccinated. Residents had questions about the advisory.
Here are the questions asked:
0:31 Alexis from 63128 asked, "I thought once I got vaccinated for COVID-19, I could return to normal activities. Why are masks being recommended even for vaccinated persons?"
1:39 Barbara from 63118 asked, "Why are teens and younger people so susceptive to this variant that we've heard so much about?"
2:57 Malik from 63109 asked, "I haven't seen a significant increase in reported COVID-19 cases in the City of St. Louis. Why did the city join the county in revising face covering recommendations?"
3:44 DeShawn from 63139 asked, "I saw where people who got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine should get a booster vaccine. Is the Department of Health recommending getting a booster vaccination?"
5:00 Brad from 63147 asked, "Why should I be concerned about the COVID-19 vaccines? I'm young and healthy, plus I heard African Americans have a lower chance of getting the virus?"
To have your question answered by Dr. Echols, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or send a letter to: City of St. Louis Department of Health 1520 Market Street Room 4041 St. Louis, MO 63103-
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