Does the recommendation for vaccinated people to wear masks mean that the vaccines don’t work or that they are not effective?
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and the slowing vaccination rates in Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District did recommend that both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals wear masks when in public indoor settings. On July 27, the CDC updated its guidance to recommend people living in an area of substantial or high transmission wear masks indoors in public places and the State of Nevada’s directive was updated accordingly. Wearing masks indoors maximizes protection for everyone from the Delta variant and helps to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Vaccines are preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death, and are effective against the Delta variant. High vaccination coverage will reduce spread of the virus in our community and help new variants from emerging.