2020 has been tough sledding. Among the devastating events that happened, the Covid-19 pandemic took the crown. But finally, there’s hope for humanity as two Covid-19 vaccines were recently approved, and by the end of 2021, everyone is expected to have received their shot. But now that the vaccine is here and the timeline rolled out, does this call an end to the social distancing era? Should you ditch your mask and worry less about sanitization? The short answer is no. Read on to see why it’s critical to practice Covid-19 safety measures post Covid-19 vaccine.
Why Safety Measures are Critical Post Covid-19 Vaccine
The approval of the Covid-19 vaccine comes as a big relief to all of humanity. But just because we now have a vaccine doesn’t mean we neglect all the important safety measures we’ve been practicing over the past year. Here’s why;
The Vaccines aren’t 100% Effective
While the approval of Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna came as good news, they are not 100% effective yet. Pfizer announced that its vaccine was about 95% effective after the second dose. On the other hand, Moderna announced that its vaccine has an efficacy of 94.5%. What this means is that, although these vaccines will help reduce your risk of contracting the virus, there’s a possibility you might still get infected, even after vaccination.
It’ll Be a While Before Everyone Gets the Shot
The vaccine is here, but it’ll take a while before everyone gets the shot. According to Pfizer and Moderna, only about 22 million healthcare personnel and nursing homes, and long-term facilities will benefit from the first wave. It might take an entire year for the U.S. alone to attain herd vaccination. That means even if you get your shot this December, you’ll encounter unvaccinated individuals who may be infected the whole of next year and even beyond. That is because it’ll be a while before the global population gets access to the vaccine.
Vaccination Doesn’t Prevent Transmission
Just because an individual has been vaccinated doesn’t mean they can’t be infected. The vaccine protects you by creating the necessary antibody response to combat the virus without you getting sick. In other words, you may contract Covid-19, and although you won’t experience sickness, you’ll be a high risk to others as you can still transmit it to them.
How Safeter Can Help
Instead of ditching your masks and other measures you may have implemented at your workplace, now is the time to implement even more stringent Covid-19 measures. Deploying a tool like Safeter will go a long way in enabling you to safeguard your wellbeing, that of your employees, and even clients. Here are a few examples;
Automatic Staggered Shifts
Staggered shifts allow you to reduce traffic within the work premise while at the same time ensuring you have enough workforce to get things done. But they can be quite difficult to implement. However, using smart employee scheduling software from Safeter not only makes them easier but also automates the process.
Visitor Management Solutions
Safeter’s visitor management system allows you to remotely determine the potential risk presented by anyone who plans on dropping by your premise. It also promotes non-invasive traceability and reduces outsider contact with those within your organization.
Online Health Checks
Regular testing is the key to evaluating whether you or your employees are infected. However, these tests can be pretty expensive. Luckily, staying on top of Covid-19 symptoms also helps. Safeter offers online health checks so you and your team can remotely determine whether you are a risk to others.
The above are just a few examples of what Safeter brings to the table in regard to Covid-19 safety. Get in touch with our team today to discuss the ideal solutions for your business post-Covid-19 vaccine.