WATCH — Do I need to wear a mask around someone who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine?

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry and CBC Kids News • 2021-01-11 15:25

Masks still recommended

Canadians are pulling up their sleeves and getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Although kids haven’t been approved to get the shot yet, more and more people are soon to be protected from the virus.

Elderly people and front-line health-care workers are the first ones to get vaccinated in most places in Canada.

So, if your grandparents have already been vaccinated, you may be wondering if you can visit them without wearing a mask.

For now, you still need to wear a mask.

Watch this video to understand why:

For more info on COVID-19, check out these videos:

WATCH — COVID 19 vaccine: Does it work? Is it safe? When can I get it?
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WATCH — How does COVID-19 spread?
WATCH — What are COVID-19 symptoms in kids?
WATCH — How to tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu
WATCH — What’s it like to get a COVID-19 test?


CLARIFICATION: The headlines for this story were adjusted on Jan. 14 in order to be more clear.

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen, or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The Grade 12 student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred, Dana's older sister on Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe on The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and public speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vociferous advocate for gender and racial equality, as well as girls' education. Saara was recently appointed a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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