There is a lot of concern going around regarding some SARS-CoV-2 variants and the effects they will have on vaccine efficacy. You or people you know might ask things like, “If the vaccines won’t work anymore, why even bother getting vaccinated?” This is a misinformed take on the situation.

Given what we know right now (02–28–2021), I’m not concerned about the existing viral variants with regard to their impacts on the mRNA vaccines that are currently available in the US, and I don’t think most of the public should be concerned either. Media outlets might intentionally or unintentionally freak people…

Christopher Phelps

Post-doctoral scientist studying adaptive immune responses to chronic viral infection.