COVID-19: Your Questions
TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT - Pitt Public Health alumna Jill D. Henning (IDM ’08), associate professor of biology at Pitt Johnstown, and fellow experts answer the public's questions about COVID-19, such as:
- If I obtained the vaccine, do I need to quarantine away from my 70-year-old husband?
- Do you have to have a negative COVID-19 test to receive vaccine?
- What happens if your spouse gets the COVID-19 vaccine and you don’t? Can you get sick from your spouse?
- My husband received the Pfizer vaccine.... Would that help give me any potential benefit/immunity to COVID-19 since we live in the same house?
- Our 26-year-old son tested positive on Dec. 24, had a fever for three days, and has been symptom-free now for 30-plus hours. Can we see him on New Year’s or is that too early?
- At the grocery store, or any store, which is safer to use: the regular register checkout line, or the self-checkout?
My daughter is having a group of friends for Christmas Eve. My daughter, husband, and three grandkids want to come visit us Christmas Day. My husband has cancer and I am on dialysis, 72 years old. Is this risky?
(For starters: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 contain mRNA and not any virus, which means that you are not contagious. It is safe to interact with members of your household without a mask after the vaccine.)
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