Q: Can I still transmit the virus to other people even when I am vaccinated and protected?
A: In theory, yes. Scientists are still unsure whether vaccination is protective against asymptomatic viral shedding. Preliminary data is promising in that vaccinated individuals may be less likely to be asymptomatic carriers than non-vaccinated individuals. However, it is still recommended that those who receive the vaccine continue to practice social distancing, masking, hand washing, etc.