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Mayo Clinic Talks Episode 249: COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 75: Mayo Clinic Q&A - A Dangerous Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Those Who Are Unvaccinated

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Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D.
@drgregpoland

Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.
@hmgazelkamd

COVID-19 information evolves daily. The views and perspectives shared in these resources are presented based on information available at the time of recording.
Recorded June, 2021
For the most up to date information visit:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html
AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19


If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.

"For those who have been vaccinated, life is resuming back to a sense of normalcy," says Dr. Poland. "But for the unvaccinated, they now live in a dangerous phase of the pandemic, where we're seeing circulating variants that are much more transmissible and may cause worse cases of the disease than what happened last year at this time. I think the people who are unvaccinated may not realize that."

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland also offers information on more COVID-19 studies underway and he talks about COVID-19 vaccine research protocols that will be able to help scientists with other vaccine research, such as HIV vaccine research. Also, he answers listener questions, such as, "Does someone who has already been infected with COVID-19, really need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or would just a booster be needed?"

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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Course opens: 
06/18/2021
Course expires: 
12/29/2022
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