It is very important to get both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine (shot). Experts are still working to understand more about the protection the COVID-19 vaccine (shot) provides. It is possible that some people who get the COVID-19 vaccine (shot) could still get sick and spread the disease to other people. This also happens in people who get a flu vaccine (shot). Many times, people who do get sick after getting a vaccine (shot) have a milder case. Since the vaccine (shot) will not be available to everyone at the same time, the risk of spreading the virus remains. That’s why it is important to continue to wear your mask over your nose and mouth, practice social distancing, and continue to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.