KSAT Q&A: Dr. Berggren discusses effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against other variants

Dr. Berggren also says elderly people should still be careful in crowds, wear masks in doctor’s offices

KSAT Q&A: Will we need a COVID-19 booster shot?
KSAT Q&A: Will we need a COVID-19 booster shot?

SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Ruth Berggren, of the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, joins KSAT Q&A to discuss the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against other variants.

The following are a few takeaways from the conversation on Thursday night.

  • Dr. Berggren doesn’t want people to wait for an incentive to get vaccinated. She said the benefits of the vaccines to your health should be enough.
  • Elderly people should still be careful in crowds, even if they’re vaccinated, and everyone should wear a mask in a doctor’s office.
  • The India variant is more infectious than previous strains of COVID-19. It has been detected in the United States, but vaccines have been shown to be effective against the variant.

Watch what Dr. Berggren said in the video player above.