You’re Not Fully Vaccinated the Day of Your Last Dose

Patience, grasshopper.

A small grasshopper sitting on the needle of a syringe in front of a light blue background.
Photoillustration source: Wikimedia Commons

By Katherine J. Wu

or much of 2020, the world pinned its collective post-pandemic plans on a single, glimmering end point: the arrival of an effective COVID-19 vaccine. The resounding refrain of “when I’m vaccinated” has long conjured images of people shedding their masks, hugging their friends, and returning…

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